Functional Safety Management  training or FSM training

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  • Length: 1 Day training, optional 1 day worksyop
  • Personal Development Program(s): SILComp
  • Exam: Yes
  • Certification: Specialist
  • Safety passport: Yes
  • Availability: Public, In house

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Course Description

Risknowlogy offers the accredited Functional Safety Management training course for managers that manage directly or indirectly safety systems or projects related to safety systems. You will learn about FSM as it is intended by the functional safety standards including best practices in the industry. When you complete this course you will understand what FSM means, how it is applied and what it means for your company and your job.

Optionally there is a workshop on the second day. The workshop teaches participants how to write six important functional safety management procedures.

What you will get

All participants get:

  • Course material in printed format
  • Exam
  • Knowledge certificate based on exam results
  • Safety passport

Knowledge Certification

Functional Safety Management Training or FSM training certificate

Your FSM Specialist certificate

This course comes with an exam and a personal knowledge certificate.

  • Functional Safety Specialist certificate for those that obtain 60% or hire on the exam
  • Functional Safety Specialist certificate with distinction for those that obtain 85% or higher on the exam
  • Certificate of Attendance for that that do not pass the exam

Role Certification

If you are attending the workshop you can get your role as functional safety manager certified. In this case, you need to attend the workshop and submit a case based on what you learn during the workshop. After successful submission of your case you receive the following role certificate

  • Functional Safety Professional in the role of Functional Safety Manager

Who should attend the Functional Safety Management training?

Any professional involved in the management of functional safety SIL for any project and that need to demonstrate their competence. This course is suitable for functional safety managers working as:

  • End-users
  • EPCs
  • Engineering partners
  • System integrators
  • Product developers
  • Consultants
  • Third parties

Course content

  • Introduction
  • Business case for functional safety
  • Introduction to Functional Safety Management
  • Five core functional safety management concepts
    1. Lifecycles
    2. Competencies
    3. Verification, validation, assessment and audits
    4. Documentation
    5. Procedures
  • Example documentation templates
  • Example procedure templates
  • FSM world of IEC 61508
  • FSM world of the process industry
  • FSM world of the railway industry

Optionally for those attending the workshop day:

  • Create a procedure template
  • Create a competence procedure
  • Create a supplier procedure
  • Create a modification procedure
  • Create a tools procedure
  • Create a communication procedure
  • Create a configuration management procedure

Personal Development

Participants in the Functional Safety Management training or FSM training course can further demonstrate their FSM experience by having their real practical experience certified with a role certificate:

  • Certified Professional: >40 hours practical experience as FS Manager
  • Certified Expert: >1500 hours practical experience as FS Manager
  • Certified Master: >3000 hours practical experience as FS Manager

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In order to achieve the knowledge certificate associated with this Functional Safety Manager training course the applicants need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Fill out the Application Form
  2. Have 6 years of experience in the process industry. It is possible to receive the following education credit:
    1. Bachelor degree: 2 years
    2. Masters degree: 3 years
    3. PhD degree: 4 years
  3. Have 2 references that can confirm the experience
  4. Participate at least one time this training
  5. Pass the associated exam

Every participant in our training courses receives a personal Safety Passport®. Your personal Safety Passport is an online independently verified track record demonstrating you competency. An example of a Safety Passport is given here. Your Safety Passport can hold:

  • Knowledge certificates achieved through training,
  • Role or field based certification achieved through practical experience, and
  • Participation in qualified events

The Safety Passport is free of charge for Risknowlogy clients.

Our personal development training and certification program is compliant with ISO 17024, the standard for people certification. We strive to offer you the best personal training, development and certification program in the world. Where applicable we cooperate with industry organisations like TUV, ISA, IEEE, DIN, to have our courses approved.

Our trainers are:

  • Dr. Michel Houtermans
  • Didier Turcinovic
  • Ricardo Vittoni

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

Why should I attend?
The functional safety standards (IEC 61511) require that anybody involved in safety lifecycle activities shall be competent to carry out the activates for which they are accountable. Technicians play an important role in relation to safety instrumented systems. It is very important for governments and insurance companies that technicians are skilled and knowledgeable and have experience when dealing with safety system
Can I take the exam without following the course?
It is not allowed by the accreditation we have. You have to take the course at least one time.
How long is the certification valid?
The certificate is valid for life. In practice that means as long as there is no new version of the standards.