This course will be delivered in two, three-hour sessions delivered on 24 and 25 November.
• Key requirements of PSR, GS(M)R and RIDDOR in relation to pipelines and pipeline networks
• What is a pipeline within the meaning of PSR
• What constitutes a network within the meaning of GS(M)R
• What requires notification to the Regulator and when to submit
• RIDDOR reporting requirements in particular what are dangerous occurrences on a pipeline or pipeline network
• The key elements of documents such as the MAPD or Gas Safety Case
• Examples of industry best practice, processes and procedures that industry adopts will also be outlined
• To give an understanding of the key legal requirements contained within PSR, GS(M)R and RIDDOR that the pipeline industry must follow to ensure compliance with and monitor performance
• Provide a clear understanding of what constitutes a ‘pipeline’ within the meaning of PSR and secondly the limit of where these regulations (PSR and GSMR) apply on a pipeline or pipeline network
• Provide attendees with an understanding of the purpose of the enforcing body (i.e. Health and Safety Executive) and to understand the legal powers under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
• Provide an understanding of the timescales and reporting requirements following a pipeline incident
• Provide an understanding of what is a dangerous occurrence within the meaning of RIDDOR and how this applies to onshore and offshore pipelines and onshore gas networks with clear examples where a report must be submitted to the regulatory body
• Provide an understanding of the reporting requirements for ESDV (Emergency Shut Down Valves), where non-compliance has been found with closure times and/or leak off rates
• Provide a clear understanding of regulatory expectations and content for key documents such as the GS(M)R Safety Case and the MAPD (Major Accident Prevention Document)
• Give guidance on what constitutes a material change in relation to a gas safety case and provide a specific example
• To provide a list of relevant Pipeline Standards, ACoP’s (Approved Codes of Practice) and Regulatory Guidance material that assists the pipeline and gas network industry to maintain compliance
On completion of training attendees shall be:
• Able to explain what are the key elements within the above Regulations, which areas require performance monitoring, and what success criteria looks like
• Able to outline what requires notification to the regulatory body and the required timescales
• Able to clearly identify what requires the submission of a RIDDOR report to the regulator
• Able to outline the key contents of the MAPD (Major Accident Prevention Document) and GS(M)R Safety Case
• Able to explain the purpose of the Regulatory enforcing body (e.g. Health and Safety Executive) and their powers under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
• Able to reference a list of relevant Regulatory Guidance documents, Approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs) and importantly Pipeline Standards that should be followed when looking at whether compliance is being adequately implemented
Who should attend?
Engineers, Managers, QHSE personnel and Regulators who are looking to gain further experience and understanding of the UK's onshore and offshore pipeline Regulatory Regime.
Existing or new operators of pipeline networks whether operating as high-pressure (Major Accident Hazard) pipelines or a low pressure gas distribution network.