PHA/LOPA training program summary

This course is intended to give participants an overview of the PHA/LOPA process by teaching techniques and tools to assist in guiding teams through the qualitative risk analysis process.

The PHA/LOPA portion of this combined course consists of one day in-person with two days of eLearning courses. eLearning modules will be sent before the start date with two days’ worth of material.

What you will learn:

  • Introduction to HIRA techniques
  • Hazard identification
  • Team management
  • HAZOP method review
  • PHA-Tool© software introduction
  • MOCK HAZOP session
  • Miscellaneous guidewords and checklists
  • What-if analysis and checklists
  • Alternate analysis methods

Hazards Awareness (Testing Demonstrations) course summary

In the Hazards Awareness portion of this combined course, you’ll learn about actual industry events. See what has caused the incidents that have shaped our industry and discuss the lessons learned. In the second half of the day, visit the Wilfred E. Baker Test Facility (Scull Crossing) in-person to witness an actual loss of containment event. Feel the heat of a jet fire on your face and the pressure from a vapor cloud explosion on your chest. You will be able to return to work with a new understanding of how hazards become incidents.

The following demonstrations will be performed:

  • Dispersions
  • Flange release
  • PSV release
  • General dispersion from small-diameter piping
  • Liquid release (diesel or gasoline)
  • Fires
  • Pool fire
  • Vapor cloud explosion

Course Facilitators

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Important Notes

We recommend registering for both courses (PHA & LOPA Training and Hazards Awareness [Testing Demonstrations]) but if you want it to be broken up you can register for PHA & LOPA Training or Hazards Awareness Course (Testing Demonstrations) separately.


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Customized Courses

Courses tailored to fit your needs.

While BakerRisk offers a range of pre-packaged courses, we recognize that the most effective courses incorporate your company’s specific hazards, incidents, and lessons learned. Please contact us to discuss how we can custom-tailor courses to fit your company’s needs. Your course may include:


Courses may be offered at your site or a BakerRisk location, depending on the course or your needs.


We’ll walk through your facility to customize courses to suit and include an assessment.

Demonstration and Simulation

Utilize demonstrations to give a 
first-hand feel of hazards through simulations.

Case Studies

Case studies using real scenarios, including role play, so participants can apply their new training.