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NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management (PSM)

The process safety industry can have very high hazard workplaces. Having qualified staff who know how to safety manage workplace activities will have a huge positive impact. 

This course is ideal for people working or are interested in working, in process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals. Its the perfect qualification for newly appointed managers, junior managers, team leaders or safety representatives working in the process industry.

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Entry Requirements

Health and Safety experience recommended

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NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Management Explained

The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Management is becoming increasingly vital as the process industry continues to prosper. The course provides comprehensive training in one central unit.

The one unit will cover pivotal areas such as the understanding of the accepted principles and recognised industrial practices for the management of process risk.

The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Management is recognised globally by employers and professional memberships. It continues to be seen as the perfect to improve all workforces in the processing industry.
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  • PSM1

    Process Safety Management


  • Online multiple choice examination based on a total of 40 questions, with 90 minute time limit.

Course Length

  • 28 - taught hours, recommended 20-hours of private study. Total of 48-hours

    Classroom courses span over 4-days.

Learning Methods

  • On-Site

    Delivered on-site

  • Virtual

    Live-online, engaging and interactive classes

It is recommended that students should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues in the processing industry.

We also recommend that all learners be suitably literate in English. 
Process Safety Management The sole unit covers areas such as;
  • Process safety leadership
  • Management of change
  • Competence
  • Management of process risk
  • Process safety hazard control
  • Fire and explosion protection

NEBOSH Progression Pathways

NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management Syllabus Guide

NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management Fact Sheet

The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is assessed by an online 90 minute multiple choice test, which consists of 40 questions. Exams are available 4 time a year.

You will receive your results within 15 working days from completion, and provided you are successful, your certificate usually arrives within 20 working days of receiving your result.

You will need to acheive a pass in PSM1 (60% or more) to acheive this qualification.

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The course provides a concentrated understanding in the core fundamentals of process safety management. The impact of this course cannot be understated, especially when health and safety regulations are adapting swiftly making it harder for companies to keep up. This course will gift your workforce the confidence and peace of mind required to work in the process industry knowing they are safe and competent in health and safety in a hazardous industry
Workplace Training

NEBOSH Process Safety Management for Your Workforce

Develop your people for a better organisation.

By applying the knowledge and skills gained from the NEBOSH Process Safety Management qualification, you will be able to contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. 

Our training has been tried and tested by 100,000 health and safety professionals. We offer a range of learning options, including virtual classroom, online and on-site classroom courses delivered at premises of your choice on a day of your choice.

Benefits Of Staff Training At Your Organisation

Cost and time saving benefits for larger number of staff.
Your own dedicated account manager to organise all aspects of your training.
Relevant training for your staff can be tailored to company requests.
Choice and convenience of training delivery options to suit your staff.

Whats The Best Way For My Staff To Learn?

Dependent on staff availability, location, budget and your company needs, choose from the options:

Online - Our interactive and multimedia rich courses for staff to fit in around their commitments

Virtual - The Virtual Learning Academy is the most modern approach to delivering live-online training without the need to travel

Classroom - Expert tutor-led delivery that is hosted in a professional training environment across 6-sites within the UK.

Workplace Training

Helping You To Train Your Staff

Independent and practical consultancy support provided by our Chartered Health and Safety, and Environmental practitioners.

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  • "I liked the course. I thought the practice exam could have been better with only 18 questions for a practice exam when the real exam is 30. Also the marking references didn't match your handbook, possibly due to it being an IEMA practice exam,"

  • "Good course. Some cheeky questions in the exam which have no real connection to environment and were more like HR questions around ethics and diversity"

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