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Engineering in Industrial and Environmental Security

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School

Understanding the industrial and environmental safety framework and how to apply it to each specific situation is essential in ensuring the smooth running of any activity in the sector. This applies to the use, operation and maintenance of facilities and equipment and production, and the use or consumption, storage and recycling of industrial products.

This postgraduate course in Industrial and Environmental Safety trains real specialists in a thorough knowledge of and how to apply the system of mandatory provisions created to prevent and limit risks in a business environment, and how to provide protection against accidents and disasters capable of causing harm to people, property or the environment. Every company must study the processes by which risks in the industry are minimised, and apply and renew them on a dynamic and constant basis.

Industrial safety does not only affect technical factors in its facilities or equipment, but also the safety of the workers themselves. Every company must take responsibility for complying with a range of regulations and conditions that guarantee workers' safety and protection from the workplace hazards arising from the use of its facilities.

The postgraduate course is aimed at technical and professional managers who work in sectors as diverse as maintenance of industrial facilities, vehicles, buildings, and infrastructure; construction and engineering; occupational hazards prevention, and of course specialists who work in the public sector.

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• To obtain a thorough knowledge of the regulations and legal provisions governing industrial and environmental safety.

• To find and apply particular or complex solutions in the field of industrial safety in each specific case, adapting it to whether or not it is included in the regulations.

• To specialise technically and legally in adapting machinery with a CE certificate, effectively meeting the needs and obligations affecting the lines and equipment used in production centres.

• To examine the compliance of work equipment with the regulations, and particularly Royal Decree 1215/1997.

• To act as a consultant in matters of industrial safety with updated technical criteria.

• To become part of the inspection group for monitoring bodies or the government.

• To be a necessary benchmark within the company for the application of new regulations and their impact on the productive cycle in any sector.

• To be the ideal partner in dialogues with inspectors and government officials.

Who is it for

- Engineers, scientific-technical graduates and project management architects.
- Engineering technicians and consultants in the field of installation projects.
- Technical inspectors of oversight bodies, engineering bodies and inspection and control services for public and private institutions.
- Technicians working in or wishing to focus their career towards institution working with the government in industrial safety, processing of licenses for works and/or activities, and environmental oversight.
- Safety and prevention managers for establishments, activities, buildings and infrastructures.
- Managers and directors of Technical Vehicle Inspection (ITV) stations.
- Specialists in prevention of occupational and technical hazards in companies needing to draw up Self-protection Plans.
- Local government specialists, or specialists working in industrial safety departments for autonomous regional government bodies.
- Environmental managers in companies and institutions.
- Specialists interested in focusing their profession on the field of legal expert opinion.
- People without previous experience wishing to work professionally in the field of industrial safety.



Entorno legislativo de la seguridad industrial, producto y maquinas. Licencias.
4 ECTS. 35 teaching hours.
1. Legislative and regulatory framework for industrial safety and the environment.
- Types of legal provisions. European Union regulations. European institutions and bodies.
- Spanish and autonomous regional industrial safety laws.
- Administrative structure in industrial safety. Institutions.
- Infrastructure for quality and industrial safety.
- Oversight bodies. Legal framework.
- Legal and forensic expert reports: requirements and functions. Drafting the expert report.

2. Responsibility of industrial safety and environmental agents.
- Industrial safety agents.
- Administrative responsibility.
- Civil liability.
- Criminal responsibility.

3. Product Safety in the EU Legal Framework.
- Directives with the new approach
- Harmonised standards. Non-harmonised standards.
- CE marking, statement of compliance and technical record.
- Market oversight: Product safety monitoring.
- Machinery safety, Royal Decree 1644/2008. Machinery directives (2006/42/EC). Safety and reliability of control systems. Regulations in ISO 13849.
- Elevators. Recording/notification of maintenance and inspection regime.
- Self-propelled mobile cranes: Recording/notification of maintenance and inspection regime.
- Royal Decree 1215/97 Minimum health and safety provisions for use of work equipment by workers.
- Industrial lifting equipment: overhead cranes, block and tackle equipment, single-girder gantry cranes, double-girder gantry cranes, flat-bed trailers, automotive trolleys, industrial vehicles, self-loading cranes.
- Personal protection equipment according to EU Regulation 2016/425 and Directive 89/686/EC (until 20/4/2018).
- Construction products according to EU Regulation 305/2011.
Metrología, seguridad en medios de transporte y en infraestructuras.
2 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
1. Environmental license, activities and urban planning.
- Basic concepts in urban planning.
- Legal scope and objectives of the activity license.
- Application of Urban Planning Regulations.
- Types of administrative procedures: statement of compliance.
- Environmental monitoring and prevention instruments.

2. Inspection and testing methodology.
- The inspector - the role and responsibilities. Inclusion in accredited inspection bodies.
- Inspection process (regulatory: delegated by the Employment Office of the autonomous regional governments).
- Non-destructive tests (NDT).
- Calibration certificate. Interpretation of results. Accredited laboratories.

3. Means of transport and vehicle safety. MOT.
- Safety systems in land vehicles. Official approval of types of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers.
- Legal regime governing of the technical inspection of vehicles (ITV).
- Inspection procedure at ITV stations.
- Transportation of dangerous goods by road - ADR.
- Transportation of foodstuffs at controlled temperatures - ATP.
- Rail vehicle safety.
- Safety on maritime means of navigation.
- Aircraft safety and airport safety.

4. Safety in large infrastructure management.
- Legal and regulatory provisions for airport safety.
- Railway safety.
- Port safety.
- Safety in assorted infrastructures.

5. Metrology
- Law 32/2014 of 22 December, on Metrology.
- Complementary legislation. Procedures and legal requirements.
- Electricity, water, gas, hydrocarbon and other meters.
- Metrological verification bodies.
Reglamentos de seguridad industrial
8 ECTS. 73 teaching hours.
1. Safety of electrical installations.
- Introduction to the regulatory sphere. Mandatory inspections and maintenance.
- Low voltage electric installations.
- High voltage electric installations.
- High voltage electric installations.
- Energy efficiency in outdoor lighting installations
- Royal Decree 1980/2008.
- Low voltage products (Directive 2014/35/EU).
- Electromagnetic compatibility (Directive 2014/30/EU).

2. Safety from chemical products and hazardous waste. Storage.
- Introduction to the regulatory sphere. Inspections and periodic reviews. Mandatory maintenance.
- Hazardous chemicals. REACH and CLP regulations.
- Hazardous waste: concept and characteristics.

3. Petrol installations.
- Introduction to the regulatory sphere. Inspections and periodic reviews. Maintenance.
- Maintenance installations for fuels and liquid fuels for consumption in the facility itself.
- Installations and storage parks for the distribution and supply of petroleum products.
- Service stations for own use or with change of depositary.
- Refineries.

4. Gaseous fuels.
- Introduction to the regulatory sphere. Inspections and maintenance.
- Commissioning of facilities.
- Commissioning, maintenance, repair and adaptation of gas appliances.
- Maintenance of facilities. Reviews and inspections.
- Approved gas installers and gas installation companies.
- Gas appliances according to EU Regulation 2016/426 and Directive 2009/142/EC (until 20/4/2018).
Seguridad frente riesgo, incendio o explosión y medio ambiente
4 ECTS. 32 teaching hours.
1.Anti-fire protection installations.
- Introduction. Industrial and non-industrial fire protection installations.
- Regulatory standards. Fire protection installation regulations (RIPCI); Fire protection safety regulations in industrial establishments (RSCIEI); Technical Code-Basic Document Fire Safety (CTE-DB SI).
- Commissioning of fire protection installations.
- Maintenance of the facility: regular checks.
- Obligations and responsibilities of the owner.
- Approved installation and/or maintenance companies.
- Regulatory inspection procedure. Fire safety in industrial establishments. UNE 195005 standards.
- New fire protection installation regulations (RIPCI).

2. Heating installations in buildings.
- Introduction and regulatory standards.
- Commissioning of the installation.
- Maintenance of the facility.
- Initial and periodic inspections. Energy efficiency in generation.
- Schematic summary of the obligations and responsibilities of the owner.
- Approved installation and/or maintenance companies.

3. Cooling facilities.
- Regulatory standards. Other complementary regulations.
- Commissioning of the installation.
- Preventive and corrective maintenance of the installation.
- Schematic summary of the obligations and responsibilities of the owner.
- Level 1 and Level 2 refrigeration installation and/or maintenance companies.
- Verification of reviews and periodic inspections.
- Control of leakage of fluorinated refrigerants. 4. Pressurised equipment.
- Introduction.
- Boilers.
- Electrical power generating plants.
- Oil refineries and petrochemical plants.
- Cryogenic deposits.
- Self-contained breathing apparatus tanks.
- Pipes and conduits.
- Approved installation and/or repair companies.
- Simple pressure vessels (Directive 2014/29/EU), in pressure equipment installations.
- Pressure equipment (Directive 2014/68/EU) in pressure equipment installations.
- Transportable pressure equipment (Directive 2010/35/EU). 5. Safety in ATEX Environments.
- Explosive atmospheres. ATEX Directive. Royal Decree 681/2003.
- Equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres (Directive 2014/34/EU).
- Conformity and marking procedures for equipment.
- Explosion protection document.
- Classification of risk areas in zones.
- Exhaust analysis for gases and vapours.
- Ventilation and calculation of the area of zones for gases, vapours and mists.
- Classification by zones for dust.

6. Environmental risk analysis.
- Safety and the environment.
- Environmental responsibility. Law 26/2007 and regulations.
- Air quality and protection of the atmosphere.
- Waste and contaminated soil.
- Protection against noise.
- Inland waters and coasts.
- Environmental risk analysis in the 0SEVESO regulations.
- Environmental risk analysis methods.
- Legislation on noise, checks and inspections.
Proyecto final
2 ECTS. 10 teaching hours.
Completion of the final postgraduate project

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Trabalón Carricondo, Cristóbal
    Graduate in Industrial Engineering from the UPC. Graduate in Technical Industrial Engineering in Electricity and Mechanics from the UPC. Graduate in Law from the UOC. Arbitrator on the Technical Arbitration Tribunal of Catalonia (TATC). Accredited safety inspector of electrical installations and elevators. Head of legal engineering at TMB. Author of various books on maintenance, engineering and legal construction.
  • Alavedra Ribot, Pere
    Holds a Doctorate in Industrial Engineering from the UPC. Has been an Associate Professor of Construction Engineering at the University since 1990. Director of the Department of Construction Engineering at the UPC (1994-98). Rector of the International University of Catalonia (2010-15).

Teaching staff

  • Alcaide i Gavilà, Antoni
    Graduate in Industrial Technical Engineering from the UPC. Head of the Metrology Section of the Ministry of Enterprise and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia. Senior Specialist in Occupational Hazards Prevention. Master's Degree in Automotive Engineering (UPC). Member of the Legal Metrology Committee, and of the Catalan Metrology Section (Institute of Catalan Studies).
  • Biere Arenas, Rolando Mauricio
    Architect by the University of Valparaíso (Chile), Master in Urban Management by the FPC-UPC and Master in Management and Urban Assessment by the UPC. Course coordinator of the training programs organized by the Center for Land Policy and Valuations (CPSV), in which he also works as a researcher. Invited professor in the themes of Urban Management, Planning and ICT applied to territorial and urban analysis.
  • Calaf Torner, Francesc
    Industrial Technical Engineer in the specialist field Industrial Chemistry. Senior Expert in OHP. Head of Safety Analysis and the Application of the Regulations for the Storage of Chemical Products at the General Subdirectorate for Industrial Safety. Member of the Ministry of Industry working group and coordinator for Bequinor.
  • Campo Fernández, Vladimir
    Graduate in Industrial Technical Engineering in the specialist field of Industrial Chemistry from the UPC. He is currently an engineer in the Legalization Department of INDUS Ingeniería y Arquitectura, S.A. He was previously an inspector of thermal and cooling plants and oil installations for 14 years with TÜV Rheinland and SGS.
  • Carcasés Arnaiz, Óscar
    An Industrial Technical Engineer in the Mechanical specialist field. Master's degree in OHP. An industrial safety inspector of pressure equipment for 9 years. Notified Body Inspector for carrying out the EU conformity assessment of the manufacture of new pressure equipment.
  • de la Cuesta González, Pau
    Graduate in Industrial Engineering from the ETSEIT (1991). Since 2005, he has held the position of Chief of Hydrocarbon Services, where he is responsible for tasks related to the storage, transportation and distribution of gas and petroleum products.
  • Hernández Cardona, Florenci
    Graduate in Industrial Engineering, Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Master's degree in Public Management. Head of the installations safety service of the Government of Catalonia (2009 to date). Head of the Planning Service (1997-2009), Head of the Industrial Establishments and Data Processing Service (1996-1997).
  • Martínez Marquès, Assumpció
    Graduate in Biological Sciences. Postgraduate degree in Management and Evaluation of Analytical Laboratories. Postgraduate degree in Infrastructure and Organised Environment. Senior Technical Officer of the Environmental Office of the Government of Catalonia (2001-05). Head of Environmental Prevention at the Unified Environmental Management Offices (2005 to date).
  • Masalles Román, Isidre
    Ingeniero Industrial por la UPC, Ingènieur en Génie Atomique, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (Francia). Master en Dirección Pública, ESADE. Profesor asociado del Departamento de Física y Ingeniería Nuclear (ETSEIB-UPC), desde 1982 hasta 1987. Inspector de seguridad nuclear y protección radiológica de la Generalitat de Catalunya, desde 1987. Director de Servicios del Departamento de Innovación, Universidades y Empresa desde 2006 hasta 2010. Subdirector general de Seguridad Industrial, Departamento de Empresa y Conocimiento, desde el año 2011 hasta la actualidad.
  • Masnou Maurell, Carlos
    Graduate in Industrial Engineering from the UPC. Master's degree in Public Management from the UAB. Senior Specialist in Occupational Hazards Prevention. Inspector and Technical Auditor in the field of lifting devices. Currently Head of the Industrial Products Section at the General Subdirectorate for Industrial Safety of the Ministry of Enterprise and Knowledge. Works with various organisations to increase knowledge of legislation and regulations.
  • Mentrida Pisano, Jesús Antonio
    Doctor in Industrial Engineering. Master's degree in Representation and Design in Engineering and Architecture. Technical Industrial Engineer. Director of the Industrial Division at TÜV SÜD ATISAE S.A.U. President of the Spanish Federation of Associations of Control Organisations (FEDAOC) and the Association of Accredited Inspection Bodies of Castilla La Mancha (ASENTIA CLM).
  • Muñoz Brunet, Victoria
    Industrial Technical Engineering. Quality and Environmental Auditor. Master's Degree in Quality and the Environment. She has held various positions at Gas Natural Fenosa, where she has worked for the last 30 years. She is currently part of the technical management of the multinational energy company. She has 30 years of experience providing training in gas regulations.
  • Nicolau i Tarrats, Xavier
    Graduate in Pharmacy. Ecological and Environmental Training (1980). Government of Catalonia (Ministry of the Interior) Official in the Government of Catalonia's Corps of University Graduates in Public Health. He was coordinator of the technical report by the territorial committee of classified industry and activity in Barcelona. Head of the Environmental Management session and Head of the Technical Unit of the Unified Environmental Management Offices (OGAU) in Barcelona.
  • Sans Pinyol, Jordi
    Graduate in Industrial Engineering from the UPC. Diploma in Fire Prevention from the French Ministry of the Interior (Brevet Prevention). Lecturer in the Department of Project Engineering and Construction at the UPC. Head of Research at the Catalan Fire Service and Civil Protection School (EBPC), the Institute of Public Safe ty of Catalonia (ISPC) (2010-2014), director of the Fire Service School (2002-2010), deputy director general for Civil Protection (1997-2002), inspector of the Fire Department of the Government of Catalonia and head of the Planning Division for the Fire Prevention, Fighting and Rescue Service of Barcelona City Council. He is currently managing director of MSconsultors.
  • Trabalón Carricondo, Cristóbal
    Graduate in Industrial Engineering from the UPC. Graduate in Technical Industrial Engineering in Electricity and Mechanics from the UPC. Graduate in Law from the UOC. Arbitrator on the Technical Arbitration Tribunal of Catalonia (TATC). Accredited safety inspector of electrical installations and elevators. Head of legal engineering at TMB. Author of various books on maintenance, engineering and legal construction.
  • Trabalón Ruescas, Erik
    Aeronautical Engineering degree specialising in Air Navigation and Operational Safety from the UPC. Graduate in Aerospace Engineering from the University of León. Master's degree in Airport and Aeronautics Management. Winner of the Empren UPC competition in 2015. Founder of a start-up working on the optimisation of commercial flights. Experience as head of operational safety at various airports in Catalonia. Aircraft crew trainer.

General information

20 ECTS (170 teaching hours)
Start date
Classes start:23/11/2018Classes end:03/05/2019Programme ends: 24/05/2019
Friday  16:00 to 21:00Saturday  09:00 to 14:00
Taught at
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C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Telephone: 610548181
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Registration fee
4.200 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Postgraduate course.
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.


Language of instruction
Catalan / Spanish
Payment of enrolment fee
The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
- In two instalments:
  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up 10 days before the starting date of the programme

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