Operating Procedure Development and Implementation
This course includes lectures, materials, and workshops devoted
to developing and implementing your operating and maintenance procedures. During the course, experts will provide an assessment of how well
your current procedures are written and whether they address
applicable requirements (attendees should submit procedures
for review). Through several workshops and class discussions,
you will thoroughly cover the issues you face in creating or upgrading your operating and maintenance procedures.
Combine this course with Mechanical Integrity and Understanding RAGAGEP's and save!
Combine this course with Conduct of Operations and Operational Discipline and save!
Who Should Attend:
- Those who need to write procedures for operating and maintaining processes
Benefits of Attending:
- Practice performing detailed task analysis and writing stepby-step instructions
- Learn to write procedures for your primary audience: the operators and maintenance personnel who do the work and the personnel who train them
- 1.0 CEU, 1.0 COC, 1.67 CMs, ABIH approval #10-240
Duration: 1½ days
- Introduction: What is an effective procedure?
Workshop: Writing effective instructions
- Regulations and standards for operating and maintenance procedures
Deciding what procedures are needed
Workshop: Developing a task inventory
- Gathering information for a procedure
The three "islands" of information
When/why the procedure will be performed
Main steps, substeps, details, hazards, precautions
Workshop: Performing a task analysis
- Formatting the procedures
Document control features – headers and footers
Introductory items – procedure titles, sections, and section titles
Work documentation features
Discussion: Which format(s) is right for your facility?
- Writing step-by-step instructions
10 rules for writing the most effective instructions
Workshop: Improving a set of step-by-step instructions
- Addressing operating and maintenance limits and deviations in step-by-step procedures
Defining "operating and maintenance limits," "deviations" and related terms
Identifying deviations that may occur, including errors of omission and commission
Defining procedural boundaries using conditional statements and warnings and cautions
Workshop: Creating a procedure from the task analysis information
- Addressing operating and maintenance limits and deviations in continuous operations
Listing process parameters and setpoints
Identifying the worst-case and more likely consequences
Developing troubleshooting steps, preventive measures, and corrective actions
Workshop: Developing a table of operating and maintenance limits and troubleshooting guidelines
- Verifying, validating, and certifying procedures
Workshop: Conducting a field walk-through
- Managing changes to procedures
What is considered a "change?"
Protocol for making and distributing changes
Timeliness vs. technical accuracy, quality assurance, and buy-in
Developing your plan of action
- Combined Course: Conduct of Operations and Operational Discipline, and Operating Procedure Development and Implementation
- Combined Course: Mechanical Integrity and Understanding RAGAGEP's and Operating Procedure Development and Implementation
- Conduct of Operations and Operational Discipline
- Mechanical Integrity and Understanding RAGAGEP's
- Process Safety Management Compliance
Working independently or teaming with your staff, we can develop technical documents such as operating limits tables, process safety information, training materials, on-the-job checklists, and procedures for any and all tasks.
This course can be taught at your facility. Find out more.
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