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HAZOP is not a word actually, but an acronym (short form) that stands for HAZard and OPerability technique. This is a risk assessment technique, that is used in industries such as Power Generation, Chemical manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Mining, Food and Beverage, Pharma manufacturing  and many others. It is not very common in the discrete parts manufacturing industries such as automobiles or machine building. HAZOP is a kind of subjective risk assessment technique, the effectiveness depends on the people who carry it out. Generally no numbers are involved (as in QRA or Quantitative Risk Assessment) but simply a list of intentions and deviations that can happen (instead of the intention) of the unit operation. To ensure that everything is accounted for, a list of standard guide words is used and the formats for recording the HAZOP Study findings are decided before the HAZOP Study starts.

HAZOP cannot be carried out by a lone safety professional acting on his own, but it is a team effort. A HAZOP Team is multi-discipinary, with a HAZOP leader, a HAZOP Scribe or HAZOP Secretary and participants who are engineers, mechanics, operators and others from the field. It is essential that HAZOP be carried out in a well defined and standardized manner. Thus it is important that one has some kind of formal training, before one can contribute to a HAZOP team. The easiest and best way to learn HAZOP is by making use of technology.

Yes, there is an excellent software (e-learning program)to learn about HAZOP and you can download it today to start learning immediately! What’s more, you can also get a Certificate of Competency, if you take the online exam and pass.

To buy the program, simply select one of the three options below. If you are an organization, then this same course is also available as an Enterprise solution with even SCORM compatible versions that run inside of your organization’s LMS (Learning Management System).

What’s more you can get this HAZOP software (e-learning course) in various versions too- whether you are looking for online access or would like to download it to your PC. Check out the various versions below.

(works with any Windows OS such as XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10).

HAZOP Course


1. Standard Download Version (works on any ONE PC, ONE year License, Windows OS only)

$499 US only


2. Online Version (NO Download, get online access for ONE MONTH, Windows or Mac)

$299 US only


3. Enterprise Version (with several BONUS modules).  Train 10 learners for  $3999 US only for ONE year.  Access from any PC/Mac/Tablet that supports a browser with Flash



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Hazard and Operability Study Resources