Course 200-021

Auditing for Process Safety and Risk Management

Course Length:
2 Days
1.6 CEUs / 16 PDHs
$1,750 USD
Course Description:

Learn the fundamental skills, techniques and tools of auditing and how to perform your facility’s Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP) audits.  Consistent use of the techniques presented can significantly improve your audit and your  process  safety  management  performance.  Attendees  will learn  how  to  perform  an  audit  for  compliance  and  for  best practices, proper documentation of findings and recommendations, and reporting.   The course includes the characteristics of a good process safety management system to provide auditors with a benchmark for audits (using AcuTech’s PSM Index™).

AcuTech was the contractor selected to write the revision of the Center for Chemical Process Safety’s (CCPS) Guidelines for Auditing Process Safety Management Systems in 2010-2011 and the course is based largely on the revised book, which includes the PSM program elements published in CCPS’s Risk Based Process Safety book. AcuTech consultants are BEAC Certified Process Safety Auditor™ (CPSA™) professional designation. The Certified Process Safety Auditor credential demonstrates one’s understanding of important Process Safety elements and regulations.

Course Benefits:
  • Understand  how  to  effectively  manage  an  audit  program  for PSM/RMP including:
    • How to establish audit criteria, protocol, audit scope and frequency.
    • Audit reporting and follow-up of recommendations.
    • How to develop an effective audit capability.
    • The fundamentals of preparing for, conducting, and closing out an audit.
  • Learn about OSHA’s  compliance  priorities including citations, interpretations, and cases and EPA’s third party audits.
  • Gain insight to key focus areas for PSM improvement.
  • Learn about relevant recognized and generally accepted  good engineering practices (RAGAGEP).


Recommended Prerequisites: Completion of (100-011): Best Practices in Process Safety Management & Depth understanding of PSM and RMP program
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