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Introduction to Functional Safety and SIL Training

Available as in house course

About this course

Introduction to Functional Safety and SIL Training

Are you asking  yourself the following questions?

  • What is SIL?
  • What does Functional Safety mean?
  • Which products / devices need to be SIL compliant?
  • What does it mean to be SIL compliant?
  • How does SIL affect my work and my company?
  • What role does certification play in the SIL business
  • Can certification benefit me?
  • What are the roles/positions of TUV and the Insurance companies?
  • How do I demonstrate my competency in SIL?
  • Can we use SIL to demonstrate competitive advantage?

We are here to answer those questions and more – IN JUST ONE DAY

Course Objective

It is our objective to give you a basic introduction to Functional Safety and SIL without going into the technical details but with enough information for you to understand what SIL and functional safety means and how it affects your work, your products and services and your company.

After this basic course you will be knowledgeable enough to understand whether SIL is for you or not. If the answer is yes, then you will know how it affects you and in which direction you need to go to successfully implement SIL and Functional Safety.

As a next step you will want to deepen your knowledge on Functional Safety and become a certified Functional Safety Engineer, Professional or Specialiast by following our certification training courses.

What you will get

All applicants receive:

Course information

  • Course dates: See Dates and Locations on the right
  • Course material language: English
  • Course instruction language: English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Duration: 1 day!

Who has attend this training course?

This one day introduction is suitable for any stakeholder involved in or with functional safety and SIL  in the automation, automotive, oil & gas, chemical, processing, railway, and nuclear industries. The event has been attended by:

  • Company owners
  • Department managers
  • Hardware engineers
  • Software engineers
  • Quality assurance managers
  • Reliability engineers
  • Safety engineers
  • Purchasers
  • Human Resources managers

What does the Introduction to Functional Safety and SIL Training cover?

  • What is functional safety?
  • Functional safety standards (IEC 61508, IEC 61511, IEC 62061, ISO 26262, EN 50126, EN 50128, EN 50129, etc)
  • The importance of functional safety management
  • The fundamentals of hazard and risk analysis
  • Important hardware selection and design concepts
  • The famous PFD calculations
  • The role of software (embedded, application logic and utility software)
  • The role of cyber security in relation to SIL
  • Conclusions