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Functional safety management awareness - in association with the Chemical Business Association

Tue 19 Oct, 2021
Virtual Learning Environment

Why attend?

Functional safety relates to the use of safety instrumented systems which protect against an undesired consequence to people, the environment, or the business. Some of the safety instrumented systems will require a safety integrity level (SIL) and managing in accordance with industry standards such as BS EN 61508 and BS EN 61511. The reasoning for the safety integrity level specified for safety instrumented systems should be rigorous and documented. From the design through to commissioning and maintenance, including testing, the guidance is prescriptive and managers should be aware of the requirements placed on them in relation to such systems.

The course will provide an overview of the applicable legislation and guidance and the management processes involved, to provide a strategic overview of Functional Safety Management, allowing participants to act as the intelligent customer. The HSE defines Intelligent Customer Capability as “the capability of the organisation to have a clear understanding and knowledge of the product or service being supplied”.

The training will cover:

  • Background to functional safety: IEC standards and legal requirements;
  • Safety integrity levels and links to risk assessment;
  • Safety requirements specification; and
  • Management activities including verification, validation, audit, and functional safety assessment.

Date & Location

19th October 2021

08:45 – 16.30 (Timezone: London, GMT+1)

Virtual Learning Environment


08:45 – Registration
09:15 –  Background: IEC Standards & Legal Requirements
11:00 –  Break
11:15 –   Safety Integrity Levels
12:30 – Lunch
13:00 – Functional Safety Specification
14:30 – Break
14:45 – Functional Safety Verification
16:00 – Q&A/Final Discussion
16:30 – Close

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at personnel from manufacturing companies who may be involved in managing activities and/or procuring services related to the design, installation, testing and maintenance of Safety Instrumented Systems.  Site Leaders, Operational and Engineering Managers, Process Safety and Engineering Personnel, Health and Safety Professionals, and Competence Management and Training Professionals would benefit from attending.

Registration and fees:

This event costs -  

£120 GBP (ex. VAT) - CBA Member

£250 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member

While this event is hosted by SLR, registration costs are paid directly to the trade association, you will be sent a direct link once you have registered your interest with us.