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Functional safety management awareness (in association with the Chemical Industries Association)

When: Tue 11 May, 2021
Where: Virtual Learning Environment

Why attend?

Safety Instrumented Systems (SISs) are used in many applications, as Independent Protection Layers (IPLs) to avoid major accident hazards. It is essential that these SIS are suitably defined, from first principles, so that the required Safety Integrity Levels (SILs) can be derived.

The standards refer to a Functional Safety Lifecycle approach which covers SIS definition, SIL determination, design, testing and decommissioning. They also require that any work is carried out by suitably qualified and experienced personnel and that the systems are tested and maintained in an appropriate and well documented manner.

This course will provide an overview of current standards, guidance and the management processes involved in managing Functional Safety to allow 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”.

Training will be in the form of a one day course consisting of presentations, workshop exercises and case studies. The interactive workshop sessions will allow candidates to apply some of the techniques to ‘real world’ situations.

Date & Location

11th May 2021

08:45 – 16.30

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.

For more information and to register please visit HFL Consulting