NEBOSH HSE Qualification | Process Safety Management

Health & Safety

NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

About This Course

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.


  • Establishment of process management systems.
  • Asset management and maintenance strategies.
  • Safe Start-up and shutdown of process plant.
  • Performance standards for safety critical systems and equipment
  • Hazards and controls for; chemical reactions, bulk storage of dangerous substances, fire and explosion
  • Purpose and features of emergency plans

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

  • A safer workplace– The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is all about keeping people safe from injury and loss of life. For employers this also means protecting valuable assets and avoiding prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation.
  • Assurance– An employer whose workers are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to process safety management. The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management can help employers achieve international standards and can even help win new business.
  • Return on investment– A worker with the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management has practical knowledge that brings real value, wherever they operate.

Individuals will gain the following benefits:

  • Knowledge– The training is designed to provide a sound breadth of knowledge that will allow you to contribute to the effective management of process safety risks.
  • Recognition– This qualification is the result of a unique collaboration which combines the advanced technical ‘high hazard’ expertise of the HSE with NEBOSH’s ability to deliver strong vocational OSH qualifications. HSE has led the way in risk-based regulation, underpinned by the fundamental principle of UK health and safety law – those who create risks are best placed to control them and should do so in a proportionate and practical way.
  • Career Prospects– Process Safety Management is of vital importance in hazardous process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals. Holding a qualification designed and assessed by NEBOSH and the HSE can help you stand out.


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.


  • Full Time: Four day classroom learning. The course is 28 taught hours and approximately 20 hours of private study.


 Mode of Study  Full-time
 Duration  4 Days
 Course Fees  SGD$ 1010.00
 Exam Fees  SGD$ 237.60
 Total  SGD$ 1247.60 (exclusive of GST)

For More Information

Course Flyer 

Please note all courses are provisional until formal confirmation and course joining details are sent.

For more information on upcoming schedule, please contact us.

NEBOSH Refund Policy; please click here for more information. 

If you’re running an older version of Adobe or internet browser, you will likely to experience compatibility issues when you download the fillable PDF application form. For best results, please download the form first and fill in your particulars. Save the form and email to KBAT.

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest news and promotions.

Your Name

Please select your area of interest

I'll Join Later

Our Accreditation & Membership | Our Partners