Process Safety Training (CATCH)

Process safety training is highly valued by employers and will help you to stand out in the jobs market when you graduate.

Here at Hull, you’ll spend time at the internationally recognised training facility The Centre for Assessment of Technical Competency Humber (CATCH), just across the Humber Bridge.

The £12m facility offers industry authentic training and assessment without the risks associated with processing hazardous materials. CATCH boasts impressive facilities including a live, three-storey process plant with control room and process simulator, as well as engineering workshops and classrooms. It is the same facility used by companies in their own professional training – so you know what you’re learning is up to date and relevant.

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You’ll use real equipment and real operating procedures to see what life is really like as a chemical engineer. You’ll get to take equipment apart, put it back together, understand what it’s used for and how it works.

You’ll be introduced to process safety training early on in your degree. All our BEng first-year and MEng fourth-year students visit CATCH to put what they’ve learned in lectures into practice. All your PPE equipment is provided by the University. The MEng, Year 4 module provides students with an additional IOSH qualification.


Not only are the sessions at CATCH really valuable for building career-ready skills, you’ll really enjoy getting out of the classroom and into an environment where you can be hands-on with the type of equipment you’ll use throughout your career.

Students at the CATCH Facility
Students at the CATCH Facility
Hear from our Students
Alishba and Rob

“It was really enlightening because we had learned this in lectures and then we got to put it use at the CATCH facility.”

Alishba Danish, BSc Chemical Engineering


"What we have done (today at CATCH) is very relatable to future life.”

Rob Medcalf, MSc Chemical Engineering

Coming to training days like this will help our employability in the future."

See more from Alishba and Rob and their classmates on a typical visit to CATCH: