Risk Training

R4Risk offers training in various aspects of risk management and process safety.  Our annual training program covers a range of essential courses, which ensure that attendees are provided with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage their process safety and risk management responsibilities.  R4Risk’s trainings are designed to be practical and interactive, as well as providing insight into the wealth of knowledge our trainers have gained from their experience across a vast range of hazardous industry sectors.

R4Risk offers two training options:

  • Scheduled training
  • Company-based training.

R4Risk’s scheduled training is held in Melbourne and is available to anyone who is looking to enhance their skills and understanding of essential process safety and risk management fields.  A summary of the training  courses available is given below.  R4Risk can also provide company-based training to organisations who have multiple employees interested in completing training.  R4Risk can tailor the following training courses to your company’s needs:

  • HAZOP Leader
  • HAZOP Team Member
  • HAZID Leader
  • Introduction to LOPA
  • MHF Safety Case Awareness
  • Introduction to Process Safety and Risk Management
  • Hazard Awareness
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Incident Investigation
  • MHF Safety Case Leader
  • Safety Management System


Training Program

Please see our  2019 Training Schedule for a summary of all courses available.

Introduction to LOPA

HAZOP Leader

HAZOP Team Member

Introduction to Process Safety

HAZID Leader

MHF Safety Case Awareness


Trainers’ Profiles

Brian Cooper

Director and Principal Risk Consultant, Brian Cooper has over 25 years’ experience in the high hazard petrochemical manufacturing operations and risk management consulting.  Brian has extensive experience in the application of risk techniques for industrial facilities, having worked for clients across a wide variety of industries, including petroleum, chemical, mining, manufacturing, warehousing and logistics.  This includes the preparation of safety cases, incident investigations, land-use planning studies, as well as technical studies such as consequence modelling and fire safety studies.

Brian is an experienced workshop facilitator for hazard identification and risk assessment studies.  He has completed many HAZOP, HAZID and LOPA Studies to support Safety Case preparation or general risk reduction initiatives.  Examples of facilities and plants Brian has facilitated for are:

  • Mining and mineral process coal drying plant
  • Petrochemical and gas plants
  • Water treatment facilities
  • Desalination plants
  • Carbon capture plant.


Brian’s technical expertise also include:

  • Project management of risk assessments and safety case projects
  • Extensive experience in the safe storage and handling of flammable and toxic materials
  • Process safety management including the identification, prioritisation and implementation of risk reduction improvements
  • Gap analysis for Safety Management System / Major Hazard Facility Safety Case development
  • Safety Case development / Audits for Major Hazard Facilities.

Elio Stocco

Elio is a chemical engineer with over 25 years’ experience in operations and risk management. Since 2011, he has been a Director of R4Risk and has extensive experience in the application of various risk assessment methods across a broad range of industries.

Elio is an experienced workshop facilitator for hazard identification and risk assessment studies. Examples of facilities and plants Elio has facilitated for are:

  • Gas fired power stations
  • Chemical and petrochemical facilities
  • Petroleum refineries
  • Water treatment plants
  • Gas to liquids plant.

He is also an experienced HAZOP leader and has delivered HAZOP leader training for companies such as BlueScope Steel and Shell.

Elio’s technical expertise also includes:

  • Development of Safety Cases for Major Hazard Facilities
  • Process safety management
  • Consequence modelling
  • Safe storage and handling of dangerous goods
  • Emergency response planning
  • Audits of Safety Management Systems
  • Incident investigations

Francisco Nazario

R4Risk’s Principal Risk Consultant, Francisco has more than 40 years of experience in process design and risk management. Over this time, he has worked extensively within ExxonMobil, specifically in risk and process safety. His experience includes:

  • Performing process safety management audits for oil refineries
  • Performing HAZOP reviews of new and existing oil refining and chemicals processing facilities in countries such as the US, Argentina, France, Norway and Singapore
  • Analysis of incidents such as fires and explosions in furnaces, piping, tanks and high-pressure process units to identify root causes
  • Conducting annual reviews of incidents to identify suitable additional preventive control measures
  • Reviewing the adequacy of internal ExxonMobil process safety standards and proposing updates to these standards to address identified issues
  • Developing ExxonMobil guidelines for the sizing of pressure relief valves in flashing service
  • Developing and updating internal ExxonMobil process safety standards and procedures for the evaluation of overpressure protection and pressure relief system design.

Francisco also has a wide range of experience in the application of various risk assessment methodologies in a variety of industries. Examples of industries he has worked in are:

  • Petroleum refining
  • Chemicals manufacturing
  • Oil and gas processing.

Francisco is an experienced facilitator of HAZOP and LOPA studies. He has also managed the development and submission to the regulator of safety cases for major refineries. His technical expertise also includes:

  • Fire Safety Studies
  • Quantitative Risk Assessments (QRA)
  • Consequence modelling of toxic, fire and explosion hazards
  • Refining process design
  • Pressurized and refrigerated storage
  • Qualitative risk assessment
  • Overpressure protection analysis
  • Pressure relief systems design
  • Vapour cloud explosion evaluation
  • Emergency shutdown systems.

Training Enquires

For training enquiries, please email [email protected].