System Safety Practitioner Online Training - SSPOL

Business Skills College
Business, Technology
3 hours approximately
E-Learning

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About this course

The course examines human factors in management of system safety in projects and introduces hazard logs and a number of tools and techniques used in the system safety management process: bow-tie diagrams, event tree analysis, goal structure notation, and fault tree analysis.  It also looks at common hazard and risk analysis techniques: HAZOPS, CCS, ZHQ and PRA.   The course is set against a context of the MOD project environment but the principles have wider applicability.  It is an element of a mandated programme for MOD system safety practitioners leading to an International Institute of Safety Risk Management Accreditation, but has wider relevance to non-MOD employees involved in the system safety aspects of projects.

System Safety Workshop Status

The System Safety training currently offered by the Defence Academy is now limited to e-learning courses only; System Safety In Action Online Training – SSIAOL, System Safety Process Management Online Training – SSPMOL and the System Safety Practitioner Online Training – SSPOL.  These are still to be completed in order via the DLE and provide an excellent knowledge base of the subject.

New supporting face-to-face workshops are being sourced by the DE&S Sponsor, QSEP who hope to have a replacement delivery model in place by late summer 2019.  As such, the practitioner certification exam cannot be undertaken until both online and face-to-face workshops have been completed.  Exam will run Sep and Mar each year for those qualified to sit them.

What you will learn

By the end of this course you will:
  • understand a range of tools and techniques used in the process of system safety management in a project environment
  • understand human factors in system safety

How will this course help my career?

System safety principles are fundamental to project compliance and this course provides essential understanding for practitioners responsible for advising or delivering system safety standards.  It is part of a mandated pathway and qualification for MOD system safety practitioners.

Before you attend

You must have completed the previous 4 courses in the System Safety Programme which are:
  • System Safety in Action Online training
  • System Safety In Action Workshop
  • System Safety Management Processes Online Training
  • System Safety Management Processes Work shop

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

How will I learn?

E-Learning

How will you be assessed?

End of module assessments are conducted.

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