Functional Safety Training & Online Courses

What We Do

eFunctionalSafety provides online e-Learning, traditional classroom training, consulting and online resources for functional safety.

We wrote the popular online self-paced training course for teams involved with functional safety and the safety instrumented system safety life-cycle of IEC 61511 / ISA 61511.

We have many project experiences with the hugely important aspect of SIL target assessment, SIS project management and functional safety assessment

Our consulting services include functional safety assessment - FSA 1 to FSA 3, and functional safety audit - FSA 4.

The IEC 61511 safety life-cycle is aimed at applications where safety instrumented systems (SIS) are used for risk reduction in the process industry sector - including chemicals, oil and gas, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical manufacturing, food and beverage, and non-nuclear power generation.

The requirements of IEC 61511 apply to the entire supply chain involved in the delivery of an SIS, not just the end user. This means equipment suppliers, software providers, engineering services companies, consultants and system integrators.

eFunctionalSafety provides training and online resources which can assist with getting your team up to speed with the IEC 61511 / ISA 61511 standard.

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Online self-paced 
e-Learning for functional safety TEAMS

You will need functional safety training for your team if you are working on any project or industrial process plant that has safety functions with a safety integrity level (SIL) requirement. These occur in oil & gas, power generation, chemical and pharmaceutical production, pulp and paper and others.

Training is required for:

  • Project managers involved with setting up projects
  • All personnel involved with SIL target selection
  • C&I professionals writing safety requirements
  • Engineers involved with designing SIF and SIS
  • Validation/Testing technicians and engineers
  • Operations and maintenance personnel

The IEC 61511 standard requires that all personnel involved in projects or operations of safety instrumented systems (SIS) are competent for the activities for which they are accountable.

Taking a recognised training course is part of everyone's competence journey.

Online Course Features

Every online functional safety e-Learning course is delivered via our professionally hosted Learning Management System.

  • Available 24/7
  • tracked learning
  • IDEAL for teams
  • 90 or 365-day access
  • accident lessons
  • PC or MAC
  • certificates included
  • modular learning
  • tablet compatible

I thoroughly enjoyed the Safety Instrumented System course

It teaches you some extremely useful and relevant information, whilst pushing and testing your knowledge of each completed module by means of a test at the end of each stage.


Regional C&I Engineer

The SIS e-Learning is one of the most comprehensive Functional Safety courses available through the internet

The course gives a special insight on Safety Instrumented Systems and their management in the process industry.

Guillermo Pacanins

process safety advisor engineer

The SIS online course was well presented, contained useful information and was easy to navigate

Overall I have increased my knowledge and recommend this course to anyone in this type of industry.

scott farrell

E&I technician

Functional Safety Matters - blog

Here's a few recent posts from our blog

SIL verification – PFD or PFH – how to decide?

This article will be of interest if you have ever tried to demonstrate the probability of failure of a safety function to meet a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) target. A procedure, often known as SIL verification,  is used to demonstrate compliance

Can online eLearning improve IEC 61511 functional safety competence?

This article proposes real benefits for team online eLearning for the topic of IEC 61511 functional safety competence with safety instrumented systems.IEC 61511 Functional SafetyMany think of IEC 61511 as a design standard. Yet, it provides much more than that. Strategically

Safety Instrumented System PDF

​The safety instrumented system PDF was written to provide an overview of key terminology and aspects of the safety life-cycle according to IEC 61511 edition 2. The eBook is aimed at process industry functional safety applications of safety instrumented systems -


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  • How long do I get to complete a course? 

    Courses access is provided for a minimum of 90-days for single users. TEAM licenses can be purchased for 12 months or longer.
  • What do I get when I finish a course? 

    All courses include a certificate of completion. Some courses are feature independent accreditation, and all courses usually qualify for CPD hours (check status at time of purchase).