Chemical Process Safety (Level 8)

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Organisation profile

Munster Technological University is a teaching, learning and research institution of excellence and quality which provides inclusive access to education for students with varied aptitudes, needs and experience across a wide range of disciplines and award levels.   

MTU's main aim is to provide student-centred education with a career focus for the benefit of the personal, intellectual and professional development of the student and for the benefit of the whole of society.

Training aim

Provide students with a thorough grounding in the safety aspects of manufacturing pharmaceutical products, tailored to the company specifics.

Learning objectives

On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:

Identify and assess the hazards arising from existing Chemical Processes and activities.

Determine the risks arising from a hazard analysis

Identify workplace controls required to reduce or eliminate workplace risks

Assess Chemical Process Safety Management systems and introduce improvements where necessary.

Perform a Chemical Process Safety Analysis on a proposed process.

Course outline

The module is available on a company-specific basis.  It provides a high level view of the fundamentals, an orientation to the needs of the sector and a sharp focus on local operations.  This “bespoke blended” nature of the course distinguishes it from conventional generic or company-specific training short courses.  Individuals, via guided discussions and case studies, bring their own experiences to the group. 

Trainer's profile

Pat Kennedy is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with 40 years experience in process engineering, project engineering and safety management roles.  Since joining

MTU in 1998 he continues to deliver safety related course to students and industrial professionals and provides safety management support to industrial clients.  His tutoring is supplemented by Noel Duffy, another Chartered Chemical Engineer with similar experience, and by subject matter experts from the company hosting the course.

Course duration

One session per week over a 4 month period

Assessment & certification

Assignments 70% and final exam 30%

Single subject certification (Level 8- NFQ)  - MTU  

Who should attend

A diverse group of staff from production, maintenance, and technical support, from direct operations to research, combine most effectively to address the implications of their site’s safety.