Safety / HSE Cases - Certificate of Professional Development 

This part-time distance learning Safety / HSE Cases course delivers a full overview of the aim, uses and content of a Safety / HSE case, with a specific focus on best practice approaches to fulfilling legal, industry and company requirements.

Delivered via the Risktec Online learning environment, the part-time programme addresses the different types of safety and HSE cases used along the project lifecycle, as well as exploring the distinct approaches taken in different industries. Highlighting the relationship between the case, supporting studies and management system, the course enables students to:

  • Critically assess the rationale behind having safety cases in regulatory & non-regulatory environments

  • Assess the role of the HSE case in HSE management
  • Outline the content of a case
  • Develop a plan for the construction of a safety/HSE case
  • Appreciate the elements that make a safety case fit for purpose
Drawing from Risktec's long industry experience, the industry-focused course will thus give learners a range of key practical insights into how to structure an effective Safety / HSE case.


Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is designed for managers, supervisors and HSE practitioners looking for practical insights into how to structure a Safety/HSE case. It is particularly suitable for those operating in major hazard industries including:
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemical
  • Nuclear
  • Chemical
  • Mining
  • Transportation

Students should have education, skills or experience equivalent to undergraduate level. Broadband Internet access and proven English language skills are also required.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Students who complete the course and assessments will receive a Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) worth 10 postgraduate credits.

CPDs are treated as individual modules and cannot be upgraded to the postgraduate programmes (PgCert, PgDip or MSc).


Training Course Content

The content outline is as follows:

What is a safety case?

  • Legal, industry and company requirements
  • Approach in different industries
  • Common features

What does a safety case look like?

  • Structure and contents
  • Supporting studies
  • Planning
  • Safety cases through the project lifecycle

Safety case tools and techniques

  • Risk assessment process and reporting
  • Risk analysis
  • Comparison with risk criteria
  • Control barrier analysis
  • Human factors in safety cases

Safety case outputs

  • Safe operating envelopes
  • Other outputs
  • Communication

Demonstrating ALARP

Getting it right

  • Attributes of a good safety case
  • Maintaining the safety case

Bibliography, sources of further study and common abbreviations


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Risktec Professional Qualifications in Risk & Safety Management

Risktec is a leading provider of professional training and education in Risk and Safety Management, with some of the world’s most impressive companies as clients.

We offer distance learning training via our e-learning environment Risktec Online to students worldwide seeking a qualification in risk and safety management. The following Risktec Professional Qualifications (RPQs) are offered:

  • Risktec Assessed Masters (RAM)
  • Risktec Assessed Diploma (RAD)
  • Risktec Assessed Certificate (RAC)

These qualifications are based on the same content and learning outcomes as the Risktec postgraduate qualifications (PgCert, PgDip and MSc.) but have a different, lighter level of assessment.

Provider: Risktec Solutions

With headquarters in Warrington and local offices across the UK, Middle East, Australia and North America, Risktec is a specialist provider of risk management and safety training for companies all over the world.

As part of the TÜV Rheinland Group, Risktec operates across a vast network of local offices to provide practical risk management training and consultancy services to companies operating in major hazard industries including oil and gas, nuclear, petrochemicals, mining and transportation. At the same time, they serve the needs of public and commercial sector organisations looking to manage health, safety, security and environmental (HSSE) issues as well as business risk. With a strong focus on the delivery of independent services and impartial advice, Risktec provide corporate clients and individuals across these industries with the tools they need to reduce risk and enhance safety in any modern business environment.