Responsible Care® Basic Principles of Risk-Based Process Safety Management (RBPSM) Training Course Module 2


Date: 4-7 October 2021

Time: 08:30 – 16:00 CAT

Venue: Virtual (MS Teams)

Language: English

Skill Level: Basic

Duration: 30 hours

ECSA CPD Credits: 4

Cost: R17 250 (VAT included)

This four-day training course focuses on advanced risk-based process safety management and how to implement such a system within chemical manufacturing facilities. The training is aligned with the Responsible Care® Process Safety Code which is a mandatory component of the Responsible Care® Third Party verification audit. Signatories are expected to implement appropriate process safety management within their facilities in such a way that process hazards are identified, understood, and controlled, to prevent process-related injuries.


  • Delegates that completed Module 1 must have obtained at least 65% for the Module 1 test to be able to enrol for Module 2.
  • Delegates that completed Module 2 in 2012 or 2013 can enrol for only the 1st day and will receive a new Module 2 certificate when they successfully complete day 1 of Module 2.

Note: The completion of Module 1 is not a pre-requisite for delegates with engineering or technical qualifications, or who have work experience in these areas. It is recommended that persons with no technical or engineering background first complete Module 1 prior to enrolling for Module 2.


Day 1 focuses on the more technical side of PSM including:

  • How process safety incidents happen
  • Typical failure modes
  • Containment of hazards
  • Developing barriers or layers of control
  • Inherent safety and process design

Days 2 to 4 focus on:

  • Benefits of safe operation and management of plant and equipment
  • Detailed explanation of the elements of a Risk-based Process Safety Management System (RBPSM)
  • Understanding Risk-based Process Safety hazards and risks
  • Understanding how to implement an effective RBPSM system within a company
  • To know how to make sure that a company’s RBPSM system works well
  • To discuss strategies to integrate RBPSM into a company’s current management systems


To demonstrate achievement of the learning objectives of Module 2 through an online assessment, the delegate will be required to meet the following criteria and/or provide the following evidence during the knowledge assessment (theory test):

  • Explain why RBPSM is important
  • Describe in detail, the elements of a RBPSM system
  • Discuss how to effectively implement a RBPSM system and integrate the system into existing company management systems
  • Describe how to assess the successful implementation of each component of a RBPSM system
  • Identify root causes and corrective and preventative actions of process safety incidents


  • SHEQ Managers, Practitioners and Co-ordinators
  • Plant Supervisors and Foremen
  • Operations Managers
  • Technical Personnel
  • Plant Maintenance Personnel
  • Engineers and Technicians
  • Process Safety Practitioners and Auditors


Session 1 08:30 - 10:30
Break 10:30 - 11:00
Session 2 11:00 - 12:30
Lunch 12:30 - 13:30
Session 3 13:30 - 16:00


Francois Holtzhausen
Process Safety Consultant

Francois Holtzhausen is a chemical engineer and graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand. His process safety career started in 2000 when he was appointed Process Safety Technology Leader for the Dow Chemical Company (Dow), where he was responsible for driving the implementation of process safety at the newly acquired Dow facilities in South Africa. During 2006, he was appointed Process Safety Advisor for Sasol South Africa Limited (Sasol) and was tasked with the implementation of a process safety management system at Sasol. Francois was part of the Sasol team that developed the Sasol FER Severity Index. He retired from Sasol in 2015 and is currently a consultant in process safety, focusing mainly on process safety training and auditing. He was the chairperson of the CAIA Gauteng Process Safety Forum from 2013 to 2018.


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