This qualification is a joint collaboration between NEBOSH and UK’s Health and Safety Regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The collaboration combines the advanced technical ‘high hazard’ expertise of the HSE with NEBOSH’s ability to deliver strong vocational OSH qualifications.
Process safety management (PSM) is a blend of engineering and management skills. It focuses on the prevention of catastrophic accidents and near misses associated with loss of containment of energy or dangerous substances such as chemicals and hydrocarbons.
This qualification aims to provide delegates a sound breadth of knowledge and understanding of the accepted principles and recognised industrial practices for the management of process risk. This will enable them to recognise and contribute to the control of process safety hazards/risks and effectively manage their process safety responsibilities.
It is divided into the following four key elements: Process safety leadership; Management of process risk; Process safety hazard control and Fire and explosion protection.
Employers will benefit by giving their staff the opportunity to take this qualification, including
Individuals will gain the following benefits:
The qualification is for personnel who work in process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals; ideal for supervisors, newly appointed managers, junior managers, safety representatives and health and safety advisors working within the process industries.
Important note: this qualification is not designed for process safety/chemical engineers with extensive operational experience of working within the processing environment.
There are no entry requirements, but it is recommended that the delegates should have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues. Delegates should have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus (equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests).
Unit PSM1 is a taught unit, assessed by a 90 minute, 40 question multiple-choice question examination. There is no practical element to this qualification.
Upon successful completion with a ‘Pass’ in Unit PSM1, delegate will be awarded with NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management issued by NEBOSH.
This qualification is not SQA accredited. However it is intended to be broadly comparable to Level 7 in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), comparable to RQF Level 4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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