HSE Courses




HSE Professional Training Courses

IES brings a wide range of global and local experts to the GCC to provide world class professional and technical training related to Health, Safety and the Environment.

Cources No. of days Dates Location
Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis 5 Mar
May
Kuwait
Dubai
Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences and Air Pollution with Python 5 Mar
Jun
Kuwait
Dubai
Understanding Nature Conservation in Gulf Region 5 Feb
Apr – May
Kuwait
Greece
Environmental compliance: Internal auditor training based on ISO14001 5 Feb
Apr
Kuwait
Dubai
Introduction to Python for HSE 1 Available upon request
Visual Basic for Excel 1 Available upon request
Occupational Toxicology 5 Mar
TBC
Kuwait
Dubai
Marine Conservation Management 5 TBCr
TBC
Kuwait
Greece
Fundamental of Occupational Health 5 TBC
TBC
Kuwait
Dubai

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Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis

Statistic for Non-Statistician, Teaching the concept not the formula

Environmental management generates tremendous volumes of data that is used to make essential policy and health decisions. This course is designed to help the student properly collect, analyze and present environmental data by extracting relevant information using appropriate statistical tests. As part of the course, the student will be introduced to the Python programming language to assist in calculations and data visualizations. Python is the most popular programming language in the world due to its flexibility, intuitive format, and wide selection of application libraries.

Areas covered by the course include:

  • Descriptive statistics and their limitations
  • Distributions and underlying probability density functions of samples and results
  • Field sample collection protocols including chain of custody documentation and quality control techniques
  • Laboratory analysis procedures, metadata, and errors
  • Data reporting using Electronic Data Deliverables (EDDs)
  • How to handle missing data and gaps, censored data, and outliers
  • Use of mathematical transforms to assist analytical tests
  • Tests for distribution, means, and variances
  • Setting up hypothesis tests for one-way and two way ANOVAs
  • Evaluating time series for stationarity, seasonality and autocorrelation
  • Introduction to machine learning and data science techniques for advanced analysis and forecasting
  • Who should attend?

    HSE professionals, managers, IT developers, and anyone who uses data to support business and environmental decisions.


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    Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences and Air Pollution with Python

    This course is designed to provide a concentrated, yet comprehensive, introduction to atmospheric physics and air quality management. Air quality is one of the most technical elements of environmental management, requiring a strong understanding of physics, chemistry and math. To assist in the calculations of the course, Python developmental language will be used extensively. Python is the most popular computer language in the world and designed for flexible data analysis and visualization.


    The course will cover:

  • Atmospheric chemistry including photochemistry, gaseous phase reactions, ideal gas law, unit conversions, and chemical toxicities.
  • Meteorology and weather phenomenon including energy cycles, wind patterns, pressure fronts, solar radiation effects, humidity formation, fog and smog formations, and forecasting.
  • Air Dispersion modeling using steady-state and puff models including AERMOD and CALPUFF, for stationary, area, and mobile sources, and prognostic weather data from mesoscale sources.
  • Emissions inventory techniques using published and specific emission factors for stationary and areas sources, calculation methods for mobile sources, and information management requirements to properly track and account for annual inventoried.
  • Regulatory requirements for local and international compliance. Local regulations will be compared with US and EU requirements for ambient air quality and individual sources.
  • Risk assessments based on air quality concentration exposure for both human and ecological receptors using the USEPA Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) protocol.
  • Using Python for data calculations and visualization.

  • Who should attend?

    HSE professionals and managers responsible for air quality


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    Understanding Nature Conservation in Gulf Region

    The course comprises the clear and concise definition of all terms surrounding nature conservation, such as biodiversity, ecosystem and sustainability, as well as their history and meaning for successful environmental protection. It describes biodiversity and ecosystems in Kuwait, grouping these by kind and explaining their importance for the country and the region. It presents and explains conservation, law and management guidelines with regards to biodiversity and ecosystems. It instructs the importance and methodology of using discussion and conversation, elements necessary for conservation, due to the complexity of the subject, on order to lead authorities and stakeholders to work together towards achieving optimal conservation results through sustainable decisions. It teaches the skill of identifying sources (in science, government policies, society, economics and other sources) to consult on every nature conservation issue in order to protect successfully and achieve sustainable use of natural habitats and ecosystems. It aims at giving participants all the tools needed to manage the wealth of nature (biodiversity and ecosystems) in their country for many years to come, thus securing it for future generations.

    Areas covered by the course:

  • Definition of all terms surrounding nature conservation, such as biodiversity, ecosystem and sustainability, as well as their history and meaning for successful environmental protection.
  • Description of biodiversity and ecosystems in Kuwait, grouping these by kind
  • Presentation of conservation, law and management guidelines of biodiversity and ecosystems.
  • Effort to instruct discussion and conversation, elements necessary for conservation, as nature and biodiversity are complex elements which need cooperation of many stakeholders in order to preserve successfully for future generations.
  • Teaching the skill of identifying sources to consult on every nature conservation issue in order to protect successfully and achieve sustainable use of natural habitats and ecosystems.
  • Giving participants all the tools needed to manage the wealth of biodiversity in their country sustainably, thus securing it for future generations.

  • Who should attend?

  • All government employees and law enforcers like:
    • Environmental Police and compliance enforcement professionals
    • Wildlife guards and rangers, environmental agency employees,
    • Agriculture, logistics and customs professionals employees,
    • Consultants dealing with biodiversity
  • Environmental groups,
  • University students and school teachers
  • employees of oil companies (local and foreign),
  • Corporate social responsibility employees,
  • Hotel owners, beach front chalet owners, farm owners, desert campers, fishermen, recreational fishing groups, foreign business councils, embassies and any other interested party.
  • Biodiversity and ecosystems are our natural environment and any person committed to understanding its sustainable use will be able to follow it as long as they are 18 and above.

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    Environmental compliance: Internal auditor training based on ISO14001

    The course is a comprehensive coverage of all applicable requirements for environmental compliance. The training will study deeply every requirement listed in the ISO standards, explain how it applies, and cover any gaps, misapplications and challenges. The training will put the requirements to life and ensure that the trainee understands how the requirement applies to their facility or operation.

    Who should attend ?

    Any one in charge of environmental compliance, facilities or operations

    Ares covered in the course:

    We will be covering the emissions and their management including monitoring, record keeping, and reporting. The implications of non-compliance and how to ensure continuous compliance and prevent environmental violations

    We will also cover the steps to perform a successful internal audit and share the results with corporate. In addition to preparing an action plan once the audit results are final.


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    Introduction to Python for HSE

    Python is the world’s most popular computer language and ideal for data analysis. This 1-day course introduce new Python users to the popular libraries in order to get results immediately. Areas covered include data entry from Excel files, Monte Carlo analysis, statistical analysis of big data, plotting and visualization techniques and basic machine learning techniques. No experience necessary but an understanding of linear algebra is helpful.


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    Introduction to LaTex

    LaTex is a free document preparation system for high-quality report and document writing. Unlike word processors, LaTex uses pre-formatted templates that allow the writer to focus on content and not presentation. This 1-day course introduces the LaTex system including document classes, initial set-up, preparation of tables, equations, and bibliographies.


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    Visual Basic for Excel

    Microsoft Excel is a powerful piece of software by itself, but when used with Visual Basic macros, it becomes even more powerful. This 1-day course shows how use Excel to write your own code and enhance it to make automatic data preparation, dynamic spreadsheets and content-rich presentation.

    Each course can be delivered onsite and tailored to your particular requirements. Contact us for details.


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    Occupational Toxicology

    A general background on the methodology in the field of occupational toxicology will be provided with an important role of occupational hygiene, epidemiology and medicine. Much attention will be given to methods of exposure assessment such as characterization of inhalation and dermal exposures and the use of biomarkers to study uptake of industrial chemical.


    What will be covered?

    Introduction to the principles of toxicology, physiology and epidemiology. The main types of harmful effects to target organs from exposure to chemical hazards at work, and the hazards associated with common hazardous substances. Definitions of commonly used toxicological terms; Describe the main routes by which hazardous substances can enter the body, and the factors which influence their absorption, distribution, storage and elimination Describe the main sources of information on hazardous substances and processes;

    Who should attend?

    Individuals transitioning into the occupational safety field. Individuals who wish to increase their knowledge in specific areas in preparation for the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist examination. Other professionals in the industry who are involved in the development or management of a occupational health/industrial hygiene program and want to ensure their company meets government regulations and industry standards in the area of health and safety Professionals who participate in internal auditing and inspections in their facility Professionals who participate in preparation and implementation of HSE risk assessment in their facilities.

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    Marine Conservation Management

    Teaching definitions on marine conservation, examples thereof in different parts of the world. Importance thereof for the ecology of marine ecosystems, the culture of nations adjacent to the sea and for the economy of countries counting on the sea. How sustainable management of the seas and oceans contributes to ecotourism, prosperous seaside communities, healthy fisheries and balanced societies. Creation of marine protected areas in the world (different methodologies applied) and which international treaties support them. How marine protected areas, if managed properly, attract attention of environmental groups and investors. In Kuwait, and in the Gulf, how marine conservation if enhanced could benefit the environment and the economy.


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    Fundamental of Occupational Health

    Gain exposure to the broad field of industrial hygiene through sampling and workshop sessions, hands-on lab experiences, demo sessions, and problem-solving exercises. This Five days course is not only designed for OEHS professionals new to industrial hygiene or who have newly acquired IH responsibilities, but also serves as an excellent refresher.

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