Layer of Protection Analysis E-Learning

An online self-paced E-Learning path about the layer of protection analysis technique according to the IEC 61511 / ISA 61511 standard and other key industry reference sources.

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The LoPA course is extensive enough to replace a full day's training on the subject, which is ideal if teams are inexperienced with the technique. - Martin.H - C.Eng - UK


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Ideal for high hazard sites, suppliers and engineering teams needing to get up to speed with how to apply the LOPA technique in practice.

About this course

Processes should be designed as far as possible to be inherently safe. Inherent safety means removing or reducing hazardous inventory, or ensuring that the process design is so robust that the likelihood of a hazardous event is extremely low when compared to other risks.

Using example piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID), the course takes you through how the technique is applied in a real-world example. The course authors provide direct individual feedback on exercises that are set at key points in the learning exercises.

At the end of the course you should be ready to participate effectively in a LoPA study as a valued team member.


You control the pace of learning

No need to attend a course on a specific date, or to waste time with time consuming and costly travel. Our courses are self-paced, and come to you by means of the latest internet technology - available 24/7 globally.

We provide the Learning Management System for you or your users to access just using a standard web browser. With unique username and password logins, each user's progress is tracked until course conclusion. Lessons feature a mix of video, text with audio narration and downloadable files for keeping. Quizzes and exercises are provided to assess learning.

Learn at work

There are no restrictions of technology for learning at work. Just a standard web browser will do.

Learn at home

Our learning management system is also accessible from a home internet connection.

Learn on the move

Courses are designed to be accessed by tablet and phone.


What they say about our online courses

We started a team of people on the SIS Foundation course in April 2018, and we've had great feedback from those who have started and completed the course. This is the most practical, cost-effective and long-term deliverable way of training teams who need to know about safety systems.

Louise K.

Production Service Manager at CHEMICAL Company, UK

Tracked Team Progress

Deliver monitored and traceable learning

  • You get access to monitor your team's progress with learning on our fully hosted learning management system
  • Get regular report updates to see who is progressing and what results they have achieved.

Your Access

24/7 for 90 days, or year-round

The LOPA course takes 6 to 8 hours to complete in full. That can be managed over 90 or more days. Just let us know when you order and we can provide year-round access for your full team .

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Challenge your team


You could sit a team of people in a training class and get minimal feedback from the course tutor about each individual's end understanding.

The consistent monitoring and feedback provided by our online courses means you get much more information at the end about each individual's learning.

“The LOPA course is a solid foundation for those who need to participate effectively in a LOPA study. It provides useful real-world examples. ”

Michael P. - Process Project Engineer, CHEMICAL company, UK

About the ​Author

Photo of Jon Keswick, CFSE

Hi, I’m Jon Keswick

Jon Keswick, CFSE - Certified Functional Safety Expert.
Jon is the founder of eFunctionalSafety. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in the field of control, instrumentation and automation systems. In recent years Jon has worked on many projects as independent functional safety assessor. This project experience, coupled with nearly 10 years of teaching the CFSE program has provided the backbone to the eFunctionalSafety online training courses,




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If, for any reason, you don't like this product, you can get a full refund any time within 30 days after your purchase, provided you have not accessed more than one training module. If you have any issues, just get in touch with us and we'll talk through getting the results you need or give you a swift refund.


LoPA course access
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  • Year-round course access
  • Interactive lessons
  • Quizzes
  • Course exercises with personal feedback
  • Certificate included per person
  • Accident lessons course included
  • Team progress tracking and reporting for your team leader
  • Download course lessons as PDF files 


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