Fundamentals of Process Safety and Safety Case

Course Reference No: TGS-2020507487


Course Objectives

This is a course detailing the fundamentals of process safety and safety case. The topics covered include technical safety, major hazards assessment, the Workplace Safety & Health (Major Hazard Installation) Regulations, safety case, process safety management and an industry learning journey (to the Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore). 

Safety case is a newly introduced regime in Singapore. Professional Engineers (Chemical) from diverse operational backgrounds may not have the specialised knowledge on the elements and requirements of safety case, as well as important process safety aspects in chemical plant operations.

This multistakeholders’ course is designed with the intention to bridge the gaps and offer an experiential learning benefiting both new and experienced engineers with the latest practices, regulations and technologies.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain key concepts of process safety and safety case
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of chemical reaction hazards, process isolation, functional safety, fire and gas detection, ignition controls, risk assessment methodologies, consequence modelling and process safety management
  • Understand the requirements of the Workplace Safety & Health (MHI) Regulations 2017
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop a safety case 
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct risk assessment


Day 1
  • Overview of Safety Case (6 key components)
  • Technical Safety
  • Industry Sharing
Day 2
  • Major Hazards
  • Regulatory Sharing
Day 3
  • Systems & Culture
  • Industry Learning Journey 


  • Possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (PE), Chemical

Who Should Attend

Professional Engineers (PE) or equivalent, Safety Case Practitioners

Mode of Training





Ivan Sin is an academic staff in the National University of Singapore, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. As a certified emergency responder, planner, fire and explosion investigator, and commander, Ivan come with 25 years of experience in the areas of safety and health, with focus in fire safety, emergency response, incident investigation, business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). 


As a member of Technical Committee for Petroleum Processes and Products, SPRING Singapore and Council Member of the Society of Loss Prevention for Process Industries (SLP), Ivan is experienced and well-received in project consulting and training for clienteles in emergency incident, business continuity and crisis management; including conducts of validation tabletop and deployment exercises at different corporate levels, such as Pertamina PHE Head Office, Shell Jurong Island, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Iron Mountain Information (Former Recall Corporation), and TPSC Asia (Former Total Petrochemicals).




Foo Swee Cheng teaches occupational safety & health in the National University of Singapore, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. He is the immediate past programme manager of the Master of Science degree programme in Safety, Health & Environmental Technology (SHE), overseeing the teaching of Advanced SHE Management, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, Quantified Risk Analysis, Occupational Ergonomics, Human Factors in Process Safety, Chemical Hazard Evaluation and Management.


As the Chairman of Technical Committee for Personal Safety & Ergonomics  SPRING Singapore and past Chairman of the Occupational Safety & Health Division, Environmental Engineering, and Safety & Health Technical Committee of Singapore Institution of Engineers, he is a frequent speaker at numerous local & international events and had published more than 100 papers in international scientific journals.




Mike Bates is the Asia Regional Manager for TÜV Risktec’s Risk and Safety business, and has been based in the TÜV Risktec offices in Kuala Lumpur since November 2018.

Mike has over 19 years of experience in a wide range of Risk Management projects in the oil & gas, petrochemical and process industries, both in the Health & Safety and Environmental sectors. 

Mike’s experience covers formal onshore and offshore risk management strategies such as QRA, HSE Case development, Compliance auditing for Safety Management systems, BowTie Analysis, ALARP demonstrations and Cost Benefit Analysis.

Mike is also an experienced workshop facilitator leading HAZIDs, PHAs, BowTie workshops and SIMOPs workshops.

Mike has developed and delivered a number of training courses from half day awareness sessions to very detailed five day courses. Mike is also an approved teacher on the MSc course taught by Risktec and certified by Liverpool John Moores University.




Lim Liang Hong is Senior Specialist with the Major Hazards Department, Ministry of Manpower, which oversees the Safety Case regime for Major Hazard Installations in Singapore.  

Liang Hong is a registered Professional Engineer (Chemical) with the Professional Engineers Board Singapore and a TUV Rheinland certified Functional Safety Engineer. He is also a lecturer with the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of the National University of Singapore.    

Liang Hong has 9 years of experience in the oil & gas and chemical process industry, specialising in Process Safety Management, Risk Assessments and Safety Case development.  In his current role as an inspector, he supports the implementation of the Safety Case regime in Singapore, and is actively involved in various committees with the industry.




Bernard Leong Lian Wah is the Health, Safety and Environment Manager of a leading petrochemical company on Jurong Island. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the process industry, in the areas of process technology, operations and process safety, as well as occupational safety. He spent the last eleven years overseeing health and safety programme development and implementation, including driving the Process Safety Management programme. He also facilitated the development of the company’s Safety Case.

He is involved in various committees within the Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC). Among them, he currently chairs the Process & Engineering Committee. On the global platform, he is a Technical Steering Committee member of the Center for Chemical Process Safety. Bernard is a chemical engineering graduate of the National University of Singapore. He is a registered Professional Engineer (Chemical) with the Professional Engineers Board of Singapore (P.Eng.), and a registered Workplace Safety & Health Officer (WSHO). He is also a CCPS Certified Process Safety Professional (CCPSC).




3 Days
9.00am to 5.30pm


Venue for the first 2 days will alternate between IES Academy and National University of Singapore, University Town, while the venue for the third day will be at Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore.

International Participants


Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens 
(39 yrs old or younger) 


Singapore PRs


Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens 
(40 yrs or older)


Incl. GST

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs


Incl. GST

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Fees & Funding

Singapore Citizen1
39 years old or younger
Singapore Citizen1
40 years or older eligible for MCES2
Singapore PRs Enhanced Training
Support for SMEs3
Full Programme Fee S$2,550.00 S$2,550.00 S$2,550.00 S$2,550.00 S$2,550.00
SSG Funding
(Refer to Funding Page for Claim Period)
- (S$1,785.00) (S$1,785.00) (S$1,785.00) (S$1,785.00)
Nett Programme Fee S$2,550.00 S$765.00 S$765.00 S$765.00 S$765.00
7% GST on Nett
Programme Fee
S$178.50 S$53.55 S$53.55 S$53.55 S$53.55
Total Nett Programme
Fee Payable, Incl. GST
S$2,728.50 S$818.55 S$818.55 S$818.55 S$818.55
Less Additional Funding if Eligible Under Various Scheme - - (S$510.00) - (S$510.00)
Total Nett Programme Fee, Incl. GST,
after additional funding from the various funding schemes
S$2,728.50 S$818.55 S$308.55 S$818.55

Learners must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components, to be eligible for SSG funding.

  1. All self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the programme. Visit to select the programme. 
  2. Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. 
  3. Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) - SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. Click here for more information.
  4. Eligible organisations (excluding government entities) may apply for the absentee payroll funding for Singaporean/permanent resident participants attending the programme during working hours. The absentee payroll funding is computed at 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50 per hour or $7.50 per hour for SME. For more information, visit Enterprise Portal for Jobs and Skills.
  5. Eligible individuals may apply for training allowance capped at $6/hr under the WSS scheme, visit- WSG for more information.
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27 July 2021