NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management
People from all around the world who work in process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals. Ideal for managers, safety representatives and health and safety advisors working within the process industries, both inside and outside the UK. It is not designed for chemical and process safety engineers experienced in the specification, design and maintenance of process plant. It is recommended that learners should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues, and many will have gained another NEBOSH qualification. Employers The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety management benefits companies working in the process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals who are seeking to implement effective process safety management.It is used effectively by industry to help keep people safe from injury and loss of life. For employers this also means protecting valuable assets and avoiding prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation. People who hold the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management have practical knowledge that brings real value, wherever they operate. This can help employers achieve international standards and can even help win new business.
The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is designed to cover a range of issues affecting process industries. Key topics covered by this qualification include:
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:
Bulk storage of dangerous substances
Fire and explosion
Purpose and features of emergency plans
This unit is divided into the following four key elements:
Process safety leadership
Management of process risk
Process safety hazard control
Fire and explosion protection
There are no entry requirements for this qualification, but’ it is recommended that learners should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues, and many will have gained another NEBOSH qualification. It is also important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests. For further information please see the latest version of the IELTS Handbook or consult the IELTS website. Learners wishing to assess their own language expertise may consult the FAQs on the IELTS website for information on taking the test. ExemptionsNo exemptions are allowed for Unit PSM1.
In the UK – and, increasingly, worldwide – regulatory accreditation is recognised as a badge of quality, allowing our qualifications to retain their highly regarded professional status. UK accredited qualifications provide you with certain guarantees that the qualification:
Meets specific quality criteria that ensure it is fit for its purpose
Includes relevant content
Uses appropriate assessment methodology
Is mapped to relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS)
Is supported by relevant stakeholders including employers
The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is not accredited by SQA Accreditation. 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.
Examination registrationLearners must be registered before they can take an examination. All examination registrations must be completed by an accredited learning partner. Examination entry confirmationOnce your learning partner has registered you to an examination, they will send you an Examination Entry Confirmation that includes your learner number, and important information relating to your examination and results process. Please ensure that you check your name is spelt correctly and report this to your learning partner and NEBOSH if any changes are required. The Examination Entry Confirmation is essential to gain entry to the examination room, you will need to show a form of photographic identification to the invigilator and then sign the Examination Entry Confirmation. Please contact your learning partner if you have not received your Examination Entry Confirmation. Examination datesPSM1 - multiple-choice question assessment. This assessment is now be completed online, see Multiple Choice Question Assessments page for more information. Examination ResultsYou will receive your results within 15 working days of sitting the examination. Once you have achieved a pass a qualification parchment will be issued. This is normally within 20 working days of the confirmation of the successful unit.