Historical Incident Databases, Plant Layout and Equipment Spacing


About the Skill Module

This skill module deals with Historical Incident Databases, Process Safety Metrics, and the layout of operating facilities at the Core level.

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Target Audience

Anyone who needs to work with process safety engineers; this would include facilities engineers, operations and maintenance supervisors, project engineers and managers, entry level process safety engineers, experienced professionals new to oil and gas, and anyone who needs a general understanding of the breadth of the process safety engineering discipline. Technical staff from insurance companies and regulatory agencies have found the content useful.

You Will Learn

Participants will learn how to:

  • Terminology related to historical incident databases (HIDs) and process safety metrics
  • How process safety metrics are related to HIDs
  • Why and how HIDs are used
  • Findings from a few readily-available HID sources, including Duguid and UKHSE
  • Where site selection and layout fit into the normal design sequence
  • The main safety considerations and other criteria in site selection and layout
  • Application of industry spacing guidelines

Product Details





Product Type:

Individual Skill Module




3 hours (approx.)