Layers of protection analysis: practical application and pitfalls (LOPA) – Buxton, 7-8 June 2016

Date and location

7 – 8 June 2016, Health and Safety Laboratory, Harpur Hill, Buxton,
Derbyshire, SK17 9JN

Event overview

The Process Safety Leadership Group (PSLG) prepared specific guidance for the applications of LOPA to determine the required safety integrity level (SIL) for overfill protection of highly flammable fuel storage tanks at sites similar to Buncefield. The course presenter was a member of the PSLG LOPA working group that developed the LOPA guidance. This course will draw on that guidance, its relevance to LOPA assessment in general, and pitfalls identified during the assessment of a large number of LOPA studies from the petrochemical industry.

What will the course cover?

  • LOPA, uses and complexity
  • When to use LOPA and when to consider QRA
  • LOPA study prerequisites and preparation?
  • LOPA target frequencies
  • Human Factors

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at those engineers, managers and safety professionals who have a basic knowledge of risk assessment possibly gained through HAZOP studies and PHA studies, who would like to have an understanding of the LOPA method and how to apply LOPA and the pitfalls commonly associated with this type of analysis.

Information and booking

A full programme and online booking form can be found on the LOPA: Practical Application and Pitfalls event page. Alternatively, you can email HSL Training or call 01298 218806.

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