Functional Safety and SIL for Safety Instrumented Systems Training

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  • Length: 5 Days
  • CPD: 36 hours
  • Personal Development Program(s): SILComp
  • Exam: Yes
  • Certification title: Functional Safety Specialist, Functional Safety Engineer orFunctional Safety Professional
  • Safety passport: Yes
  • Availability: Public, In house

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Course Description

Risknowlogy offers the accredited Functional Safety and SIL for Safety Instrumented Systems training course for specialists, professionals and engineers. The course focuses on functional safety aspects for the process, oil & gas, and chemical industries according to IEC 61511.

The main objective of this course is to give engineers, professionals and specialists involved in safety instrumented systems the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of functional safety and the requirements of the functional safety standard IEC 61511 in reference to the IEC 61508 standard. A second objective is to give anybody attending the course the opportunity to certify their knowledge through an exam.

What you will get

All participants get:

  • The course material
  • White papers on functional safety topics
  • Safety Passport
  • Upon successful completion of the course:
    • A Risknowlogy or TÜV SÜD certificate,
    • A knowledge certificate for those that pass the exam

Knowledge Certification

This course comes with an exam and personal knowledge certification. Certification comes from TUV SUD and/or Risknowlogy.

  • Functional Safety Engineer (TUV) certificate for those that obtain 60% or higher on the exam
  • Functional Safety Professional (TUV) certificate for those that obtain 75% or higher on the exam
  • Functional Safety Specialist certificate for those that obtain 60% or higher 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

Who should attend Functional Safety and SIL for Safety Instrumented Systems training?

Any professionals working directly or indirectly in their workplace with Functional safety and SIL for Safety Instrumented Systems.

Course content

Day 1

  • Introduction to functional safety
    • Business case for functional safety
    • Important laws
    • The IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 standards
    • Random, common cause and systematic failures
  • Functional safety management:
    • Life cycle concept
    • Competency
    • Verification
    • Validation
    • Assessment
    • Audit
    • Documentation
    • Important FSM procedures
    • Modifications
    • Configuration management

Day 2

  • Hazard & Risk Analysis:
    • Hazard identification
    • Hazard and risk analysis
    • Risk reduction
    • HAZID, FMEA, FTA, HAZOP, ETA, LOPA, Risk Graph, Risk Matrix
    • Safety function definition SLATS
    • Safety requirements specification
  • Planning the safety system
    • Planning for end users, integrators, and realization of safety systems
    • Safety plan,
    • Verification plan,
    • Validation plan,
    • Assessment plan
    • Audit plan
    • Safety requirement specification

Day 3

  • Hardware design
    • Hardware lifecycle
    • Energize vs de-energize
    • Low demand, high demand, continuous mode
    • Target failure measure (PFDavg, PFH)
    • Redundancy
    • Diversity
    • Voting
    • Hardware fault tolerance
    • Type A, Type B
    • Diagnostic tests
    • Proof tests
    • Safe failure fraction
    • Architectural constraints according to IEC 61508 (route 1h, 2h)
    • Architectural constraints according to IEC 61511

Day 4

  • Hardware reliability
    • Reliability modelling
    • FMEDA
    • Block diagrams
    • Simplified equations
    • FTA
    • Markov
    • Failure data
    • PFD calculation
  • Software design
    • Software lifecycle
    • Embedded software
    • Application software
    • Utility software
    • Fixed programming languages (FPL)
    • Limited variability languages (LVL)
    • Full variability languages (FVL)
    • Software architecture
    • V-model
    • Measures to avoid failures
  • Operation and maintenance
    • Installation and commissioning
    • Safety validation
    • Operation, maintenance and repair
    • Modification and retrofit
    • Maintenance override

Day 5

  • Exam

Personal Development

Participants in the Functional Safety and SIL for Safety Instrumented Systems training course can further develop their SIL skills be attending the following courses:

  • HAZOP training
  • LOPA training
  • HAZOP/LOPA Leadership training
  • SIL Verification and calculation
  • Functional safety and SIL for Technicians
  • Functional safety and SIL for Operators

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It was a very educational course and hope to really enjoy the benefits of this in the future. The trainer was very competent and knows what he is talking about. Every colleague should follow this course, if only it was to understand FSM better.
M. de Kok, Rütgers Resins, Netherlands
Thank you for this educational training. Especially the knowledge I received on Functional Safety Management.
P. Houtvast, ENGIE Services, Netherlands
Every colleague should follow this course to attain more knowledge and awareness on functional safety.
R. Mulder, Lloyds Register, Netherlands
It is an important topic to have more knowledge on. As supplier I now know what documents my clients should send to me before we supply the products.
J. Cornelissens, Endress+Hauser, Netherlands
The course ran in a very smooth way and the most important thing I learned is the PFD calculation is not the most important thing. A SRS on the other hand is a very important document.
A. Roelofs, Van Doorn Engineers, Netherlands
Amazing training. Gained a lot of knowledge on how to deal with functional safety.
G. de Deckere, DOW Benelux, Netherlands
Learned a lot about FSM and proven in use/prior use. Enlightning the knowledge I gained on IEC 61511/61508.
X. Zhao, Lloyds Register, Netherlands
Trainer clearly explained the SIL concepts as they apply to SIS and I feel that I learned something really valuable for my job and career.
R. Saravannan, Petronash, UAE
Absolutely nothing negative about this course. A must follow course for if you want to get certified in SIL.
Prince Presannan, Alkhorayef, Kuwait
It’s a must course for all professionals associated with functional safety
Sudhir Bane, EGA, UAE
Very informative and at the right pace.
Siew Aun Kung Lim, ABS Group, UAE
Safety is a mandatory subject in our company and in order to achieve it we must attend trainings courses like these.
Reem Al Shkeili, EGA, UAE
Most perfect course ever. The trainer made it more interesting and well.
A. Al Jabri, Occidental, Oman
Everything was well organised and systematic.
Haitham AlHarthy, Occidental, Oman
The trainer is very good/excellent and coverage of functional safety is high.
M. Al-Mahrouqi, Occidental, Oman
Easy to understand from the course notebook.
T. AlSiyabi, Occidental, Oman
In general, the course was very very useful.
A. Al-Azizi, Occidental, Oman

In order to achieve the knowledge certificate associated with this Functional Safety and SIL for Safety Instrumented System 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
  • Mandar Phadke
  • 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. Use this course, examination and certification to prove to your clients, peers and management that you are competent in the field of functional safety. When you pass the examination you get your functional safety knowledge certified and can use the certificate to demonstrate your competency.
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.