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Process Safety Competency – Risk Based Process Safety: Pillar 3

Pillar 3 (Risk Based Process Safety) – Process Safety Competency

The definition of the individual competence needs is the core of any PSM.

It forms the basis of the training and assessment programme for the person as well as defining the required level of supervision.  

Developing and maintaining Process Safety competency encompasses three interrelated actions: 

  1. Continuously improving knowledge and competency;
  2. Ensuring that appropriate information is available to people who need it; and
  3. Consistently applying what has been learned.

Related Vlogs

 Check out the Vlog on “Introduction to RBPS” and also an accompanying Quiz (Advanced Level).

CCPS Risk Based Process Safety Introduction_RBPS
Risk Based Process Safety Quiz_Advanced Level

Gap Analysis Tool

Risk Based Process Safety Gap Analysis Tool Free Template

Check out the excel Gap Analysis Tool that I have developed focusing on the 20 pillars (or elements) within the RBPS framework.

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You might want to download the Free version, check it out and then use the 10% Coupon Code for the Paid version (limited time offer).

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The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)  describes Process Safety Management (PSM) as:

“The application of management principles and systems to the identification, understanding and control of process hazards in order to prevent process related injuries and accidents”.

Extracted from my 3 Day  Process Safety Management (PSM) Training Course (which includes workshops, role playing and examples). .

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