NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

Industrialization across the globe has facilitated employment for millions and elevated living standards. Nevertheless, there has been a notable increase in process safety issues over the years, attributed to the unexpected release of toxic, reactive, flammable liquids and gases, and other hazardous energies. To tackle these challenges, many organizations are now relying on process safety management (PSM) professionals, systems, and procedures to enhance safety performance levels. Achieving successful PSM implementation and fostering individual competency necessitates a thorough understanding of Process Safety principles and systems.

In response to these needs, NEBOSH has collaborated with Great Britain’s Health and Safety Regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in crafting the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management. This qualification is designed to equip holders with the necessary knowledge and understanding of process safety management, enabling them to effectively contribute to the management of process safety risks


The NEBOSH Process Safety Management qualification is specifically tailored to provide delegates with a comprehensive blend of engineering and management skills aimed at preventing catastrophic accidents and near misses resulting from the uncontrolled release of energy or hazardous substances like chemicals and hydrocarbons. Additionally, the course covers an extensive range of subjects to ensure delegates acquire a broad understanding of accepted principles and recognized industrial practices for managing process risks.

Designed for high-hazard industries where process safety management is of critical importance, this course is particularly suitable for professionals employed in process industries, including oil and gas, chemicals, plastics, and pharmaceuticals.


Why Pursue NEBOSH PSM course?

  • Focuses on several proactive methodologies to minimize the incidence of hazardous events.
  • Offers extensive knowledge concerning performance standards for safety-critical systems and equipment, ensuring operational discipline

  • Equips with problem-solving strategies, critical thinking, and investigative skills for resolving situational challenges.

  • Supports employers in achieving increased productivity aligned with international benchmarks

  • Holds international recognition and garners respect from employers across the globe.

Who can Study NEBOSH PSM?

This certification caters to individuals globally engaged in process industries like oil and gas, chemicals, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. It is particularly suitable for managers, safety representatives, and health and safety advisors operating within these process industries on a global scale.

Please note: This qualification is not intended for process safety/chemical engineers with extensive operational experience working within processing environments.

NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management (PSM) Course – Topics Covered

Unit PSM1: Process Safety Management

  • Element 1: Process Safety Leadership

  • Element 2: Management of Process Risk

  • Element 3: Process Safety Hazard Control

  • Element 4: Fire Protection and Emergency Response

Prerequisites – NEBOSH PSM?

  • There is no formal entry requirement for this qualification however achievement of the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IG) or equivalent is highly recommended.

  • A minimum standard of proficiency in English is required.

NEBOSH PSM training delivery

  • Virtual

  • Face to Face

Duration of NEBOSH PSM Course

Type Training Days Training Duration Exam Duration
Day 5 28 hrs 1 hr 30 mins (Online Proctored Exam)
Evening 10 28 hrs

Assessment Method – NEBOSH PSM

Units Type of Assessment Passing Grade
Unit PSM1 Online Proctored Multiple-choice Examination
(Duration – 90 mins Question paper consists of 40 multiple-choice questions)

(24 correct questions out of 40)

There is no practical element added to this qualification

What to Pursue after NEBOSH PSM?

  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (IDIP)