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The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is designed to cover a range of issues affecting process industries.
Key topics covered by this qualification include:

  • Establishment of process management systems
  • Asset management and maintenance strategies
  • Safe start-up and shutdown of process plant
  • Performance standards for safety critical systems and equipment
  • Hazards and controls for:
  • Chemical reactions
  • Bulk storage of dangerous substances
  • Fire and explosion
  • Purpose and features of emergency plans

This unit is divided into the following five key elements:

  • Process safety leadership
  • Management of process risk
  • Process safety hazard control
  • Fire and explosion protection

Further details can be found in the syllabus guide which can be downloaded from its course page Download syllabus

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding and implement good health and safety management across all areas of their operations. Ensuring that candidates have a sound understanding of the principles of managing risk is a key building block of an effective safety culture.

Who should attend?

The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is suitable for supervisors, newly appointed managers, junior managers, safety representatives and newly qualified health and safety advisors within the process industries, both inside and outside the UK. The qualification is designed to provide a sound breadth of knowledge and understanding that enables qualification holders to contribute to the management of process safety risks. This qualification builds on the understanding already gained by studying the NEBOSH National or International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Entry requirements

English is required by students must be such that they can both understand and express the concepts contained in the syllabus for attending training and examination in English.
- Face to face (Classroom course) 5 Days
- Virtual classroom (Distant learning)
- Blended course


  • Unit PSM is a taught unit, assessed by a 90 minute multiple-choice question paper.
  • 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

Examination registration

Students must be registered before they can take an examination. All examination registrations must be completed by Elite.

Examination entry confirmation

Once we has registered you to an examination, we will send you an Examination Entry Confirmation that includes your student number and the regulations for you as a student. The student number is the only identification that you may use on your examination scripts scripts must not include your name.
The Examination Entry Confirmation is essential to gain entry to the examination room, you will need to show a form of photographic identification to the invigilator and then sign the Examination Entry Confirmation. Please contact to us if you have not received your Examination Entry Confirmation.

Examination dates

All examinations are held on a date chosen by Elite. You should contact to Elite for more information.

Examination Results

You will receive your results within 15 working days of sitting the examination. Once you have achieved a pass, qualification parchment will be issued. This is normally within 20 working days of the confirmation of the successful unit.
Course price covers just one exam. If candidate can not pass exam (s), all additional cost for exams must be paid by candidate.

Course and exam language

Course and exams languages will be in English.
Please click for NEBOSH PSM Syllabus Summary
Please click for NEBOSH Learner terms and conditions.
For more information please access to NEBOSH Frequently Asked Questions 

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