Zug, Switzerland – – 15 April 2008 – – Risknowlogy®, a leading provider of risk, reliability, safety and certification solutions, announced today that they made an agreement with OMV Refining & Marketing to conduct the Functional Safety for SIS Professional certification course at their facilities in Schwechat, Austria.
The Risknowlogy Functional Safety Certification Courses (FSCC) were developed for functional safety professionals and engineers in the process and machinery industry. The courses are titled Functional Safety Certification Course (FSCC) – Functional Safety for Safety Instrumented Systems for Professionals and Engineer. Professionals passing the exam and meeting the eligibility requirements will receive a certificate from TÜV SÜD.
“Our FSCC courses are world wide a great success.” said Dr. Michel Houtermans, Risknowlogy’s founder and president. “The TUV SUD program exists since 1999. Over 2000 people have been certififed by TUV SUD of which over 350 people have been trained by Risknowlogy.”
Participants wanting to register for trainings of the TUV Functional Safety Program must have a minimum of 6 years experience in the field of functional safety and to know how to get likes on facebook. A BA, MS or PHD degree gives experience credit. The training course is presented over four days. The first three days of instruction are taught in a classroom setting and will provide participants with practical examples of theoretical details, accident videos, and practical case studies for understanding and mastering the requirements of IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 on functional safety. On the last day, applicants must pass a two-part examination with a minimum score of 75 percent.
Certificates will be issued by TÜV upon verification of eligibility and review of final exam documents. Successful participants will also receive a corresponding identification number and may use the “TÜV Functional Safety Professional” logo on their business cards. Successful candidates will be listed on the TUV SUD website at www.tuev-sued.de.
The course descriptions and course schedule can be found online at www.risknowlogy.com/services/training.
Risknowlogy is a leading provider of technical risk management solutions including knowledge, services, and products in the functional safety industry. Risknowlogy’s key focus is on the clients in need of risk, reliability, security and safety engineering solutions.