Oil & Gas Process Operations

Safe Isolation and Reinstatement of Plant (SIRP): SCQF Level 5

Duration:  2 days
Per Delegate:  £875.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Key Learning Outcomes

Gain an understanding, required knowledge and skills to demonstrate competency when carrying out isolation operations to the required industry standard.

Course Content

This course is based on the HSE standard HSG 253 “The Safe Isolation of Plant and Equipment”

  • Isolation definitions
  • Risk assessment
  • Permit to work
  • Isolation procedures
  • Planning an isolation
  • Desktop exercises – using a ranking table to identify what level of isolation is required
  • Key stages of process isolation:
  • Vessel entry
  • Lock out and tag out
  • Line walk
  • Isolate plant and equipment
  • De-Isolate plant and equipment
  • Re-commissioning plant and equipment


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, coveralls, safety glasses, hard hat.

Further Information

This ASET SCQF Level 5 course has become an industry standard for personnel carrying out safe isolations of plant and equipment. The course exclusively uses ASET’s market leading live and fully integrated ABCOL Oil & Gas Production Training Platform, allowing the delegates a live and hands on experience on a live replicated offshore process plant.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Engineers or technicians who require, or may be required to carry out or supervise the safe isolation of process plant equipment.


SCQF Credit Rated Certificate, valid for 4-years.

Recognised within the SCQF framework and contributes to an individuals Continued Professional Development (CPD). This course equates to 2 SCQF credit points. 

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