Layer of Protection Analysis - Online Course

An online self-paced learning path about how to use the Layer of Protection Analysis technique - everything a LoPA study participant or scribe should know.

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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 end user teams needing to get up to speed with process safety LoPA studies

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Process Safety - Layer of Protection Analysis

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.

eFunctionalSafety Certificate

A Certificate signed by a LoPA facilitator with many years of experience.

Modular Learning

Start, pause and pick up the course as many times as you wish in the subscription period. Progress is fully tracked.

Competence Assessment

Quizzes, assessments and instructor answered exercises.


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 come to you by means of the latest internet technology - available 24/7 globally.

We provide the Learning Management System for your users to access 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 an online eFunctionalSafety course in April 2018. This format is the most practical, cost-effective and long-term deliverable way of training managers and teams who do not need to become full-time experts, but who do need to know the big picture about reducing risk.

Louise K.

Production Service Manager at CHEMICAL Company, UK

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Tracked Team Progress

Deliver monitored and traceable learning

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

Your Access

24/7 for 90 days or more

The LoPA course takes up 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 course gives a very good introduction of LoPA in process industry applications. It should be something that all participants complete to help them understand the full context before joining a LoPA study."

Michael P. - MIChemE, Independent LoPA Facilitator, UK


About the ​Author

Photo of Jon Keswick, CFSE - eFunctionalSafety founder

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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