API RP 1173-Process Safety for Pipeline Safety Management Systems

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Requirements & Materials
Overview

API RP 1173-Process Safety for Pipeline Safety Management Systems

Course Description

API RP 1173 Pipeline Safety Management Systems is a recommended practice (RP), released by the American Petroleum Institute, to establish a pipeline safety management systems (PSMS) framework for organizations that operate hazardous liquids and gas pipelines jurisdictional to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). This RP provides pipeline operators with safety management system requirements that when applied provide a framework to reveal and manage risk, promote a learning environment, and continuously improve pipeline safety and integrity. You will be able to understand process safety, its application to the pipeline industry, the team process to develop and implement process safety, the elements of a properly designed API RP 1173 program, and how to implement and manage an ongoing program.

Course Content

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT

  • General
  • Goals and objectives
  • Planning
  • Responsibilities of leadership
  • Responsibility, accountability, and authority
  • Making communication, risk reduction, and continuous improvement routine

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

  • General
  • Internal
  • External

RISK MANAGEMENT

  • General
  • Data gathering
  • Risk identification and assessment
  • Risk prevention and mitigation
  • Periodic analysis
  • Risk management review

OPERATIONAL CONTROLS

  • Operating procedures
  • System integrity
  • Management of change
  • Use of contractors

INCIDENT INVESTIGATION

  • Investigation of incidents
  • Follow-up and communication of lessons learned
  • Learning from past events
  • Learning from external events

SAFETY ASSURANCE

  • General
  • Audit and evaluation
  • Reporting and feedback systems
  • Performance measurement and analysis of data

MANAGEMENT REVIEW AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

  • Management review
  • Continuous improvement
  • Top management review

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

COMPETENCE, AWARENESS, AND TRAINING

DOCUMENTATION AND RECORDKEEPING

EXECUTING A PIPELINE SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM STRENGTHENS SAFETY CULTURE

  • Leadership/management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Risk management
  • Operational controls
  • Incident investigation
  • Safety assurance
  • Management review
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Competence, awareness, and training
  • Documentation and recordkeeping
Requirements & Materials
Materials

Required - Student Must Provide

  • Laptop computer or tablet
  • Copy of API RP 1173 Standard

Provided

  • Notebook of course materials

Session Details

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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those in the pipeline industry who must create and manage an effective process safety management system compliant with the API RP 1173 PSMS. Operators of other pipeline systems not regulated by DOT may also benefit from the principles taught in this course.

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What You Will Learn

  • Why API RP 1173 was promulgated and why accidents in the pipeline industry are still occurring
  • How to develop and implement leadership and management commitment
  • How to engage and involve stakeholders
  • The risk management process of data gathering -- risk identification, assessment, prevention, mitigation, analysis, and review
  • Operational controls procedures development -- system integrity, management of change, and management of contractors
  • Incident investigation, proper follow up, communication of lessons learned, and analysis of past events industrywide
  • Safety assurance elements of audit, evaluation, feedback, closure, performance measurement, and analysis
  • The management review and continuous improvement methods
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How You Will Benefit

  • Discover the importance of pipeline process safety in the pipeline industry.
  • Learn who is covered and how to set boundary in the pipeline industry (PSM versus API RP 1173).
  • Master risk assessment methods and learn how to apply them.
  • Learn how to use the team process to develop an API RP 1173 program.
  • Grasp elements of a properly designed and implemented program.
  • Review system integrity in the pipeline industry.
  • Review how other API standards, such as API 538, 576, 579, 620, 650,651, and 1176, are utilized in the pipeline industry.
  • Learn how API RP 1173 and Risk Management Plan (RMP) work together to protect the workforce and surrounding community.
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- Rodrigues "Rocky" Smith
Safety Manager

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