IRESC offers tailored training courses on various topics in process safety, risk and reliability studies. The duration and content of the courses are designed to meet the specific needs of our clients, including engineering contractors and plant operators. Extending our know-how in analysis and assessment to technical training, IRESC is well positioned to help clients who are interested to develop a basic understanding or specialist skills, keep up to date on the latest technologies, methods and trends, and remain at the forefront in the field of process safety, risk and reliability. The training would be relevant to plant operators / managers, technical services team, HSE process safety, loss prevention & risk practitioners, project & design engineers and managers, and regulatory agencies.

The various training programmes provided by IRESC are as listed below.

Courses are also provided on request and may be tailored to suit the needs of the attendees, for example by focusing on a specific type of facility or on a particular type of study methodology. Please contact us for further details at

Functional Safety in Process Industries

3 day interactive course

Safety instrumented functions (SIFs) form a vital protection layer to prevent harm to people, the environment and equipment. This comprehensive introduction to functional safety provides participants with a sound understanding of how to specify, design, operate and maintain SIFs in accordance with the international standards for functional safety, IEC 61511 and IEC 61508. Topics covered include the Functional Safety Lifecycle, SIL Determination, SIL Verification, Safety Requirements Specifications and SIL Validation.

Who should attend: Engineers and managers with responsibility for functional safety

Practical HAZOP Training

3 day interactive course

The Hazard and Operability study (HAZOP) is a structured and systematic approach for identifying the hazards and operability issues in the process plant. A successful HAZOP study requires all participants to understand the methodology to ensure the HAZOP is completed in a thorough and timely manner. This course introduces participants to the best practices in HAZOP, while also giving first-hand experience through practical workshop sessions with experienced HAZOP facilitators.

Who should attend: Operators and engineers taking part in HAZOP studies

SIL Verification and SIF Reliability

2 day interactive course

SIL Verification involves a detailed analysis of the reliability of safety instrumented function (SIF) to ensure that they meet the required level of integrity. This course explores the detailed theory of SIF reliability analysis and explains various factors to improve reliability, including failure rates, SIF architecture, proof test intervals, coverage factors, diagnostics and common cause failures. Participants will also gain hands-on experience in reliability modelling using recognised SIL Verification software.

Who should attend: Engineers responsible for SIL Verification activities, Operation and Maintenance of safety instrumented functions

SIL Determination Techniques

2 day interactive course

SIL Determination is a key step in safety lifecycle as per IEC 61508/ 61511 to determine the integrity level of each Safety Instrumented Function. The quality of study results very much depends on the depth of understanding, experience and expertise of the study team. This course provides a thorough understanding of SIL Determination methods, including Risk Matrix, Risk Graph and LOPA. Practical workshop sessions guided by experienced facilitators will help participants to make a valuable contribution to their future SIL Determination projects.

Who should attend: Operators and engineers taking part in SIL Determination studies such as LOPA or Risk Graph

Quantitative Risk Analysis for Offshore Facilities

3 day interactive course

As the technical requirements for offshore oil and gas facilities become more demanding, so too are the safety requirements becoming more stringent. Therefore there is increased need for detailed and rigorous analysis of the risks. This course introduces the most established and up-to-date methods in Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA), including dispersion modelling, radiation studies, fire and explosion modelling and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Each method is illustrated with examples from the offshore industry. Participants will engage in defining QRA scope of work, solving practical QRA problems and interpreting QRA results.

Who should attend: Safety, loss prevention and process engineers in the offshore industry

Quantitative Risk Analysis for Onshore Facilities

3 day interactive course

Downstream plants in oil and gas processing, LNG, refining and petrochemicals have seen greater throughputs and complexity, often resulting in greater risks. Quantitative risk analysis (QRA) has become an essential tool for operators to understand and manage their risks, so that they can meet society’s expectations on plant safety. With reference to examples from onshore facilities, this course introduces key methods in QRA, including dispersion modelling, radiation studies, fire and explosion modelling and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Who should attend: Safety, loss prevention and process engineers in onshore facilities, including oil and gas processing, LNG, refining and petrochemicals.

Alarm Management

2 day course

Alarm Management System (AMS) enables alarm system to effectively perform its primary function by providing relevant and actionable information. Alarms provide an early indication of dangerous hazards to the operator which when managed effectively reduces process downtime and minimises risk.

Our training course will provide basic understanding and required guidance to successfully implement alarm management within your company.

The topics covered during the course will focus on the following but not limited to

  • Fundamentals of alarm management
  • Requirements from EEMUA 191, ISA 18.2 and other international standards
  • Preparation of Alarm Philosophy and alarm lifecycle requirements including rationalization guidelines that should be defined in alarm philosophy
  • Alarm Rationalisation – Prioritizing alarms based on potential consequences and time to respond
  • Advance alarm handling techniques – Static Suppression, Dynamic Suppression, State-based Suppression
  • Preparation of Master Alarm Database and its management during the project lifecycle
  • Benchmarking, auditing and assessing your system

Who should attend: Personnel who will be leading or participating in alarm rationalisation workshop. Also applicable to plant personnel who are responsible for preparing alarm philosophy, maintaining master alarm database and configuring control systems.