Designed by industry – for industry. Our courses are recognised as good practice by the HSE’s ‘Understanding COMAH: The Performance and Recognition Framework.
Cogent Skills courses are critical for any global organisation that has processes which could result in:
For leaders, managers, operators, designers, modificators, maintenance and support staff who are involved in the operations of a major hazard or process plant and need to adhere to the industry approved PSM standards.
The PSM standards are developed by the Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board (PSM CPB) and our PSM training standards are officially recognised by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
HSE is keen to support the development and delivery of training and coaching for board members and managers in process safety. It is essential that the momentum on improving competence in process safety management is maintained throughout the sector in order to ensure those involved in managing major hazard risks gain and maintain the knowledge and skills essential to avoid a major accident. We have come a long way since the disastrous events of Buncefield but it would be wrong to think that the task of improving competence has been completed
Ian Travers, Health and Safety Executive
Cogent Skills operates as a not-for-profit business and is the custodian of the UK’s HSE recognised Process Safety Management (PSM) industry training standards.
The PSM standards were developed by the Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board (PSMCPB) which includes the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
The PSM training standards have been adopted by many international businesses as their process safety competence framework, with over 18,500 individuals having now received training based on these standards.
Our responsibility is to promote, deliver and evaluate specialist training throughout multi-sector industries, producing high quality, culture change Process Safety programmes that makes a positive impact within organisations.
Cogent Skills has spent the last 10 years operating as the voice of the Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board and since 2008, Cogent Skills has continuously worked with industry partners and key stakeholders including regulatory authorities, employers and trade unions to establish, promote and support the adoption of a model of best practice for the workforce involvement in process safety.
Some facts for you
Delivering PSM courses to:
Adapting to COVID-19
Until face to face networking and learning can resume, our courses are currently delivered in line with national government guidance.
Content has been adapted to change demands, by providing remote training, using a combination of interactive webinar delivery and blended learning solutions.
This learning model is available to organisations across the world.
Trainer interactions, collaborative exercises, animated video and live discussion allows our training and consultancy interventions to equally as effective. Trainers are present throughout and delegates can ask questions and receive answers in real time, adhering to lock-down and social distancing needs.
Staff who are furloughed are able to access this learning
About Our Courses
All PSM courses are suitable for major hazard risk COMAH and non COMAH sites.
Training content provides delegates with a structure to identify potential hazards and gives guidance on how to implement an effective process safety programme for operators through to senior executives and board members.
The Workplace Competency Assessment training (WCA) training (WCA) upskills supervisors and mentors and give them the ability to correctly assess the competencies of their team.
For companies who want a unique solution for their business that focuses on their company’s specific need, Cogent Skills can work with you to develop bespoke versions of our courses that meet the industry standards.
Our courses are delivered by expert associate delivery partners who as well as being industry experts, go through a technical panel and ongoing quality observations to ensure high quality when delivering training solutions. Learn more about our Associate Delivery Partners and industry Stakeholders here
How do you want to make sure that your staff / your business, is adhering to the HSE approved Process Safety Management standards over the next few months?
*attendee numbers are restricted to ensure best practice learning*
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