Course detail

Advanced Methods of Safety Analysis

FSI-XBAAcad. year: 2019/2020

The main content of the course is a review of advanced approaches and methods for identification and selection of hazards (sources of risk) and estimation of possible consequences of risks.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course allows the students to take up on the knowledge obtained in previous studies, to deepen it and broaden it with the given fields. Students get familiar with application of advanced methods and procedures of safety engineering, requiring consideration of a wide spectrum of technical, economical as well as ecological aspects.


Knowledge of mathematics and physics and safety engineering (advanced methods of risk management) in the extent of previous studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is expected.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

ČSN IEC 61882. Studie nebezpečí a provozuschopnosti (studie HAZOP) - Pokyn k použití. [s.l.] : Český normalizační institut, 2016.
BABINEC, František. Management rizika : Loss Prevention & Safety Promotion [online]. Brno : Slezská Universita v Opavě, Ústav matematiky, 2005 [cit. 2011-10-14]. Dostupné z WWW: .
RAIS, Karel; DOSKOČIL, Radek. Risk management. Brno : Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2007. 152 s. ISBN 978-80-214-3510-0.
Česko. Zákon č. 224/2015 Sb., zákon o prevenci závažných havárií způsobených vybranými nebezpečnými chemickými látkami nebo chemickými směsmi a o změně zákona č. 634/2004 Sb., o správních poplatcích, ve znění pozdějších předpisů, (zákon o prevenci závažných havárií). In Sbírka zákonů, Česká republika. 2015.
HESTER,, R.E. Risk assessment and risk management. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 1998. ISBN 978-085-4042-401.
Lees Loss Prevention in the Process Industrie [online]. Mannan, Sam. 3rd Edition. Texas, USA : Elsevier, 2005 [cit. 2010-12-10]. 3775 s. Dostupné z WWW: < >. ISBN 978-0-7506-7555-0.
Guidelines for hazard evaluation procedures. 3rd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: CCPS/AIChE/Wiley Interscience, c2008, 542 p. ISBN 978-047-1978-152.
KLETZ, Trevor A. What went wrong?: case histories of process plant disasters and how they could have been avoided. 5th ed. Burlington, MA: Gulf Professional Pub., c2009, 608 p. ISBN 18-561-7531-6.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures. According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for course-unit credit award: presence and active participation in seminars, semestral work elaboration, test; in justified cases, the lecturer may set alternative requirements.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to introduce the students to advanced methods in the field of risk analysis, used in technical practice. Logical structure of the course contains methods for identification, selection as well as detailed evaluation of individual and social risks.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance in the course is compulsory. In justified cases alternative form of tuition, solution of individual semestral project.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-KSB , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Basic terminology from the field of safety engineering, review of European and national legislation currently in force, procedure of risk analysis.
2. Identification of sources of risk – Fire and Explosion Index method. Determination of economical consequences.
3. Identification of sources of risk – Chemical Hazard Index method. Determination of consequences.
4. Selection and pririsation of sources of risk.
5. Selection of sources of environmental risk.
6. Consequences of serious accidents.
7. Modelling of leakages of dangerous substances from equipment.
8. Modelling of diffusion of dangerous toxic substances.
9. Modelling of thermal and pressure effects during accidents.
10. Emergency planning, emergency zones.
11. Safety and protection against explosion ATEX 100 and 137.
12. Requirements on safety of planned technologies.
13. Summarization of the presented topics, presentation of semestral works.


13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Practical application of the Fire and Explosion Index method.
2. Practical application of the Chemical Exposure Index method.
3. Practical application of the Selection of sources of risk according to CPR 18E.
4. Modelling of leakages and diffusion of substances from equipment.
5. Modelling of thermal and pressure effects during accidents.
6. Calculation of emergency zones.
7. Presentation of semestral works. Test.