Start-up operations are riskier than normal, routine operations. The process needs to be planned and managed. The Pre-Start-Up Audit (PSUA) or Pre-start-up review (PSUR) is a part of the planning process for projects during which the safety and functionality of the process itself is checked to ensure that all systems should function as intended and that potential hazards have been considered and can be dealt with. This process is used in projects related to construction, reconditioning or repair of equipment and facilities designed to process hazardous substances.
The Pre-Start-Up Audit (PSUA) process is commonly found in oil & gas, and petrochemical projects and comprises a combined safety and operability audit to ensure that hydrocarbons or other hazardous materials can be safely introduced into a newly constructed (or reconstructed) plant, asset or facility for the first time.
Furthermore, Pre-Start-Up Audit is used to assure the owner or operator of that plant, asset or facility that it is capable of starting, controlling and stopping it safely, efficiently and without harm to people, the plant itself or to the environment.
In this EuroMaTech training course, delegates will advance their knowledge and skills by:
- Developing an understanding of the risks associated with start-up operations
- Considering the control measures that are required to deal with the hazards
- Learning the principles of the audit process
- Being able prepare and conduct effective Company and contractors HSE Audits
- Enhance your background for relevant HSE issues
- Gain necessary skills in carrying out physical site inspections
- Prepare HSE audit reports