NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

Designed for high hazard industries where process safety management is critically important.

Course Overview

NEBOSH joined forces with Great Britain’s Health and Safety Regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), to develop the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management.

This process safety management qualification is the result of the unique collaboration which combines the advanced technical ‘high hazard’ expertise of HSE with NEBOSH’s ability to deliver strong vocational OSH qualifications.  It is designed to equip delegates with a broad understanding of the accepted principles and recognised industrial practices for the management of process risk. This will ensure that they can recognise and contribute to the control of process safety hazards.

NEBOSH qualifications are developed based on extensive research with health and safety professionals, employers, professional bodies and regulators to ensure they are relevant and rigorous as well as achievable and practical.

It is a real pleasure to co-develop this new qualification with NEBOSH. We hope that by combining our strengths, this qualification will help to significantly improve understanding and further reduce health and safety risks in the process industries worldwide.

Karen Russ – Science and Commercial Director – Health & Safety Executive (HSE)


Who is it for?

People from all around the world who work in process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals. It is ideal for managers, safety representatives and health and safety advisors working within the process industries, both inside and outside the UK.

It is not designed for chemical and process safety engineers experienced in the specification, design and maintenance of process plant.

It is recommended that learners should already have an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues, and many will have gained another NEBOSH qualification.


How will it help employers?

The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety management benefits companies working in the process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals who are seeking to implement effective process safety management.

It is used effectively by industry to help keep people safe from injury and loss of life. For employers this also means protecting valuable assets and avoiding prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation.

People who hold the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management have practical knowledge that brings real value, wherever they operate. This can help employers achieve international standards and can even help win new business.

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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


Unit PSM1 is a taught unit assessed by an online 90 minute multiple-choice exam.

The question paper consists of 40 multiple-choice questions; 10 of the questions are extended scenario questions which will be randomly distributed throughout the paper. Each question is worth one mark and has one correct and three incorrect responses available. The question paper covers the whole syllabus with at least one question per element and all questions are compulsory.

The multiple choice assessment must be accessed and completed via NEBOSH’s Online Assessment Platform and completed within a 24-hour assessment window. Learners can begin their assessment at any time within the 24-hour window but, once they have started the assessment, they must complete it within the designated time frame for the unit (90 minutes for PSM1). These assessments will also be remotely proctored to ensure their integrity.

Online multiple choice assessments will take place four times per year – upcoming dates can be found here:

Course Programme

Block Release [4 day] course – a 4-day block followed by an online exam.

Please see our course calender for dates.

Open Course Locations and Prices

Block Release – £845.00 + Vat = £1,014.00 [per learner]

The price includes the course text books, additional notes, NEBOSH fees, light lunches and refreshments during the course.

Please see our course calendar for dates.

Please be aware that prices vary for delegates on our discounted Resettlement and ELC Funded Training Package Scheme.

“In line with JSP 822, the funding received for ELCAS approved courses shall only include tuition, examination and certification fees, and VAT and that this excludes funding for food, accommodation, travel and subsistence and course study materials; it is also acknowledged, that the Service Personnel/Service Leavers are personally responsible for the funding of such provisions”.

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Course Dates and Venues

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Learner Training Needs Assessment

Please complete and return this Learner Training Needs Assessment to us when you contact us to help us better understand your individual training needs: Learner Training Needs Assessment

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NEBOSH Resources

The NEBOSH resources for this qualification, including the course syllabus and NEBOSH Learner Terms and Conditions, can all be downloaded from the NEBOSH website here:

NEBOSH Certificate Verification Service

NEBOSH receives regular requests from employers, recruitment agencies, Higher Education institutions, and other similar bodies to verify that an individual actually holds a NEBOSH qualification.

You can now verify NEBOSH certificates using their free self-service verifications platform: NEBOSH Verifications.

If a certificate was issued before 1991, or if the online platform cannot verify the certificate with the information you have provided, you may still need to contact NEBOSH directly in line with their Verifications Policy here: