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Designed by industry – for industry. Our courses are recognised as good practice by the HSE’s ‘Understanding COMAH: The Performance and Recognition Framework.

Our Process Safety Management courses can lead to a “reduction in scope or depth of inspection”

Cogent Skills courses are critical for any global organisation that has processes which could result in:

  • Damage to company reputation
  • Damage to equipment
  • Increased costs and loss of business, due to incidents or shut down time
  • Injury to employees
  • Injury to the public

Why?

  • So that your business manages major hazard risks and operates safely
  • So that your staff can go home to their loved ones each night
  • So that your stakeholders and public neighbours have a worry-free sleep.

Who are the PSM courses suitable for?

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

About us

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 

  • 2019 – Awarded CIA Service Provider of the year
  • 10+ years delivering bespoke and pre-set courses
  • 13 years’ operating as the voice of the Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board.

Delivering PSM courses to:

  • 18,570 + course delegates, from
  • 320+employers, across
  • 40+ industries, within
  • 40+ countries

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 

Next Steps?

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?

  • Face to face, online courses or *interactive blended learning? choose from the list of currently available courses and call us
  • Bespoke to your needs? Our consultancy will develop content specifically for you – call us and tell us what you need……

    *attendee numbers are restricted to ensure best practice learning*

    Call us today 01325 740900 / 07710 308 628 or email industry@cogentskills.com

Why our training is unique?

  • Our training courses are the only ones that are benchmarked to the PSMCPB industry Standards
  • Our courses are recognised as an “example of good practice” by the HSE within the ‘Understanding COMAH: The Performance and Recognition Framework and can lead to a “reduction in scope or depth of inspection”
  • Designed by industry for industry, the training has specifically been developed to encourage a long-term view through the development of ongoing action plans
  • The courses are designed to leave companies with the competencies to operate a good Process Safety culture and potentially reduce incidents and shut down time
  • We are experts in adapting the courses to your specific needs, responding to your culture and internal standards
  • Our courses are held in high accolade by industry and we were awarded CIA Service Provider of the year in 2019
  • Our Gold Standard Workplace Competence Assessor course will help your staff to assess competencies in the workplace
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Bespoke Process Safety

The Bespoke Solution service provides proven, integrated and comprehensive bespoke training solutions for the entire workforce. We provide an end-to-end bespoke learning...

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Process Safety Leadership for Senior Executives (PSL)

Process Safety Leadership for Senior Executives: demonstrate best practice in Major Hazard Leadership and how you can make a real difference to...

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Process Safety Management for Site Champions

This course has been designed to give delegates a detailed understanding of effective process safety / major accident hazard risk management and...

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NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

NEBOSH and the Health and Safety Executive have developed a specialist qualification for people who need to understand and apply technical principles...

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Process Safety Management Foundations (PSMF)

Process Safety Management Foundations: Managers and supervisors working in high hazard industries need to understand the safety, health and environmental hazards associated...

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Process Safety Management Foundations – Interactive Blended Learning (PSMF)

Process Safety Management Foundations - All employees working in high hazard industries need to understand the safety, health and environmental hazards associated...

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PSMO: In-house

Process Safety Management for Operations: In-house

Process Safety Management for Operations: Designed to provide essential process safety training to the industry standard to your operators and technicians. It...

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PSMCPB Approved
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PSMO: License to Train

Process Safety Management for Operations: License to Train

Process Safety Management for Operations - The PSMO Licence to Train will give you and your business the tools and techniques to...

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Process Safety Awareness

Process Safety Awareness provides an introduction to the basic principles of process safety. It will provide anyone involved in a role, which...

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WCA

Workplace Competence Assessor

Workplace Competence Assessor - This course is designed to upskill staff who need to assess competencies in the workplace, whether they are...

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Regulatory Standard

CMS Review

Competence Management System Review

The starting point for the identification and quantification of the strength of your competence management system.

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WCA - Apprentices

Workplace Competence Assessor – Apprentices

Understand your role in supporting and assessing competency of the apprentice.

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ECITB Hazard Management Foundations

Hazard Management Foundations for ECITB Contractors

In partnership with the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), employers can now access funding towards this course. The Hazard Management Foundations...

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IPSL

Implementing Process Safety Leadership

Implementing Process Safety Leadership - Take stock of how well you are currently implementing process safety management within your organisation, and how...

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PSM Refresher

Process Safety Management Refresher

Process Safety Management Refresher - Revisit key learning and principles of Process Safety Management helping you to maintain the right level of...

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LIPI

Leading in the Process Industries

Leading in the Process Industries is a comprehensive portfolio of leadership and management courses designed to meet the requirements of new and...

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Course Mapping and Certification

Having your training mapped to competencies prescribed in the Cogent Gold Standards ensures that the training has been benchmarked to a national,...

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PSMCPB Approved

 

Courses that have the PSMCPB symbol have been signed off by the Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board who set the industry training standards for PSM.

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Gold Standard

 

Gold Standard courses displaying the ‘C’ symbol carry the distinction that the content of the course has been aligned to a Gold Standard job role. The Gold Standard is a national framework which sets the required level of competence, including skills, knowledge and behaviours for over 50 job roles in the science industries. You can read more on this here.

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Regulatory Standard

 

These courses are designed to meet regulatory standards.

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