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ONLINE: Functional Safety (HSE917)


    This course covers the principles of Process Risk Management, risk reduction through instrumented protections and passive protections, functional safety lifecycle including SIL assessment, verification & validation, selection of devices for instrumented protection, failure data sources and responsibilities of an operating company under IEC61511 to ensure compliance. In addition the course will cover specific responsibilities of engineering, operation and maintenance personnel.

    Course Structure: 8 modules of 2 hours each, delivered over 4 days
    Each day will consist of 2 modules of 2 hours

    Course Level: Foundation / Skill
    Duration: 4 days
    Instructor: Chandrasekhar Seethepalli

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A manager, engineer, supervisor or any other professional wishing to improve your Functional Safety competency

    How we build your confidence

    • The course will be taught live via instructor-led presentations, supported by real-world examples
    • The instructor is a Certified Functional Safety Expert with more than three decades of experience in Process Safety Management

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will be able to:

    • Participate in a practical SIL assessment workshop
    • Contribute positively to the workshop proceedings


    • Safety lifecycle
    • Overview of IEC61508 and IEC61511
    • Hazard and risk assessment
    • ALARP Principle
    • Swiss cheese model
    • Popular techniques for SIL assessment
    • Safety requirement specification
    • Selecting logic solver
    • Selecting field devices
    • MTTR, SFF, HFT, proven-in-use, systematic capability
    • SIL verification
    • Device certification vs. evaluation
    • Reliability of data sources
    • SIL validation
    • Functional safety lifecycle documentation
    • Functional Safety Management



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