EEMUA's MIPC® course develops mechanical integrity practitioners’ ability to review and apply proven good practice and industry guidance to prevent the loss of primary containment of hazardous substances on their sites. The flexible online learning delivery and assessment, and robust certification means that Learners can be either at their work site or home working and gain relevant, industry accepted competence in a safety critical area.
The competency-based training is delivered through a manageable schedule of blended, online coursework, live tutorials and one-to-ones. This takes Learners around four hours per week over 27 weeks, with courses starting in January or March, and October of each year. An Induction of approximately two hours familiarises Learners with the course and ensures learning and coursework is tailored to the specific needs of each Learner's company and site(s). Full details of the next EEMUA MIPC course, including pricing, are here.
The Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate training course supports good practice in the profession by setting competency benchmarks that are in tune with real world industrial requirements. As business and process efficiency, safety, sustainability and wider environmental concerns continue to transform engineering, taking this EEMUA training course will allow Learners to acquire and demonstrate up-to-date knowledge adapted to their company and site needs.
EEMUA MIPC encourages a culture of continuous improvement. It brings to focus the key changes in technologies, expectations and work practices – and makes Learners informed professionals who are in step with the latest learnings from industrial engineering.
Benefits of MIPC to owner/operators of plant containing hazardous substances
Benefits of the course include:
- Coursework tailored to company/site requirements is developed by each Learner under the supervision of expert Tutors
- Based on EEMUA 231 – an approach co-developed by the UK safety regulator (the Health and Safety Executive), and supported by the HSE PSSR ACOP and EEMUA 177
- Includes good practice for working with Third Party Inspection Bodies (using EEMUA 232 guidance)
- Effective management of process and plant safety risks
- Flexible online learning delivery and assessment, with robust certification
- Aligned to the leading frameworks of engineering competence
- Reinforces company procedures, instructions and company knowledge
- Encourages a positive safety culture
- Provides wider perspective, leading to informed anticipation and prevention
- Enables better engagement and continuous development of engineering professionals
- Kept up-to-date with latest developments such as drones and in-service robotic inspection
- Observer role to keep the company advised of Learner progress
Designed around the Learner experience
Over a 27-week period, the MIPC training course will provide a clear view of challenges, trends and opportunities from a mechanical integrity perspective, tailoring the learning to the Learner's own industry sector and site/s. MIPC has been designed around the Learner experience, including Tutor and Mentor support, and a variety of online learning activities delivered via a corporate quality blended learning platform. A portfolio of work is developed by the Learner for submission before the end of the course. There is also a final online assessment. Tutors and Assessors are experts provided by EEMUA. Topics are addressed via six Learning Cycles as shown below.
Learning Cycles of the EEMUA Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate
- LC1 - Legislative Environment, Written Scheme of Examination (WSE)
- LC2 - Equipment Design Elements, Operational Considerations, Risk and As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP)
- LC3 - Asset Condition, User Responsibilities and Competencies
- LC4 - Inspection Process, Inspection and Test Techniques, Inspection Roles
- LC5 - Responses to Findings and Reporting, Postponement, Record keeping
- LC6 - WSE Review, Audit, Feedback, Industry Good Practice
Benefits of MIPC to Learners
The key benefits to Learners of taking the MIPC training course are outlined below:
MIPC is built around the competencies that EEMUA Member companies look for in a practitioner-level mechanical integrity professional.
MIPC is designed to be flexible, fitting around busy professional lives. Learning is conducted online, at a time and place of the Learner’s choosing. The foundation is real work related to each Learner's sites – the activities help Learners build their portfolio for submission.
Human interaction and support are at the core of MIPC. There will be live online classes to attend (also recorded for review) and one-to-one sessions available with expert Tutors to clarify any topic. A Mentor, nominated by the Learner or employer, helps oversee a guided process of development tailored to the site/s on which each Learner works.
Everything in MIPC is oriented to practical engineering, connected to the situations and demands of Learners’ own work, based on the industry sector and the requirements of each business. The MIPC process keeps focus on a Learner’s day-to-day work and promotes improvement along the way.
MIPC fits together with EEMUA's other mechanical integrity training as follows:
- EEMUA 177 Pressure Systems e-learning - 50 minutes of Learners' time.
- EEMUA 231 Mechanical Integrity e-learning - 60 minutes of Learners' time.
- EEMUA 231 Mechanical Integrity classroom training - 1 day of Learners' time (currently run virtually).
- EEMUA 232 Third Party Inspection e-learning - 30 minutes of Learners' time.
- EEMUA Mechanical Integrity Practitioner Certificate - 110 hours (spread across 27 weeks) of Learners' time.
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