The course covers the main topics of industrial safety, starting with different aspects of risks and terminology used in the field. The main part of the course is dedicated to the related EU Directives and their application in industry. The course introduces goals, scope and required measures / obligations considering acute (e.g. accidents-related) and chronic (e.g. pollution-related) risks. Special attention focuses on major accident prevention and related process safety risk assessment methodologies.

At the end of the course students are expected to have basic knowledge about:

·       general terms used in the area of risk, safety, hazard, risk and risk assessment...

·       respective EU regulation/directives such as REACH, Seveso II, ATEX, and the obligations resulting from them

·       main elements of the process safety assessment (input data, hazards identification methods and tools, scenario elaboration and assessment of related risks…), including major accidents prevention policy

·       safety measures, based on regulatory requirements, as implemented in the different EU Member States

As an option, the course covers the issues of risk perception and risk communication and tackles the method of stakeholder involvement in technical risk management.