eLearning for Teams
You are an employer looking to raise your team's awareness of functional safety and process safety topics. You have considered organizing traditional face-to-face "refresher" training, but you know not everyone will be available on the day(s) you arrange.
What about online self-paced training? Everyone gets time to complete the courses you decide on. You get access to monitor both lesson and assessment progress. Your team members each get a Certificate. You get reports showing team assessment results for logging in your competence management system.
You are an individual working on aspects of functional safety, but not expected to be the "technical authority". You have considered attending a TUV or CFSE course, but you cannot justify the huge cost of a full week away from the day job.
What about online self-paced training? You will get several weeks or months to complete the courses you decide on. The system tracks where you are so you don't lose your progress if you pick up and drop the course over time. You get a Certificate at the end signed by a qualified coach who has access to your individual progress and results.
Select any short one/two hour module and pay a fee to access the course for period of 90 days. You can return at any time 24/7 during the period to complete the course. This is ideal if you need quick training in a specific area.
eLM001: Introduction to functional safety for the Process Industry
This module is aimed at giving you the background and context of functional safety. It provides a historical perspective on the development of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) in electrical and electronic equipment terms, from the 1960's to today. The full safety life-cycle is introduced, including an overview of each life-cycle phase in terms of required inputs, procedures, and expected results.
eLM002: Key terminology and standards overview
The goal of this course is to provide an explanation of terms such as hazard, harm and risk in the context of safety instrumented system. The course explains how Safety Integrity Levels are linked to risk reduction. It introduces applicable regulations and guidelines for process safety and functional safety conformance in Europe and the United States.
eLM003: Functional Safety Management
This course introduces the objectives and techniques for functional safety management, or FSM. FSM is crucial because there are important planning, organizational and procedural requirements that can severely affect the performance of an SIS either in its development, or in operation. It introduces the requirements of managing competence, as this has become a newly mandated requirement in the latest version of IEC 61511. Finally, this course covers the definitions of verification and validation planning, functional safety assessment and audit.
eLM004: Hazard, Risk and SIL Determination
This course is aimed at providing an overview of how hazard identification, risk assessment and SIL determination techniques should combine together to achieve the goal of reducing risk. The course explains a typical work flow and outlines the inputs and expected results of each stage. Common methods such as HAZOP, risk graph, and LOPA are introduced in moderate depth; sufficient to understand the objectives and basic mechanics of each technique.
eLM005: Writing Safety Requirements Specifications
This course explains the need for carefully specifying safety requirements for the SIS. Requirements can exist at various different levels, including those related most directly to the process, those that are general requirements of the SIS hardware and software, and those that are specific to each safety instrumented function. It also introduces typical SRS challenges and how to avoid problems.
eLM006: SIS Design & Engineering Overview
The design and engineering of safety instrumented systems requires use of regular control system engineering skills, supplemented by some activities that may not be so familiar to control system designers. This course will provide an overview of the additional checks and activities required for SIS design. The course also includes information on SIS equipment selection, techniques for hardware and software verification, plus installation, commissioning and validation basics.
eLM007: SIS Operation and Maintenance
The operation, maintenance and modification of SIS is the topic of this section. In it, we will cover the procedures that are required, how operators and maintenance personnel interact with a typical SIS, and documentation required to be kept over the system lifetime. The section also introduces how equipment failures can be analyzed, and the basics of good management of change.
Multi-Hour Learning Paths
Select any multi-hour learning path and pay a fee to access the course for 24/7 access for 90 or 365 days. You can take your time to complete the entire learning path and your progress is fully tracked.
eLP001: Hazard and Operability Study - HAZOP participant
This learning path takes you through the HAZOP technique in nine detailed modules. The course is ideal as an introduction for new users and also works as a great refresher for those who have been involved in HAZOP on many occasions.
eLP002: Layer of Protection Analysis for SIL Determination
A self-paced online training course, ideal for anyone wishing to participate in a LoPA study when Safety Integrity Level (SIL) needs to be determined, and Independent Protection Layers (IPL) need to be correctly credited or discredited.
eLP003: Safety Instrumented Systems Foundation
Suitable for managers, operators, technicians, engineers and SHE/HSE professionals who need a foundation level of understanding of the entire IEC 61511 Safety Instrumented Systems Safety Life-cycle.
eLP004: Functional Safety for Technicians and Operations
A self-paced, online course, aimed at instrument technicians & other process operations personnel who have the duty of sustaining the safety integrity of modern safety instrumented systems (SIS).
eLP005: IEC 61511 - ISA 61511 - edition 2 Update Course
Do you need to demonstrate that you are up to date with functional safety standards in the process sector? You may be an experienced engineer or process safety professional, but are you fully up to date with what has changed with the re-publication the latest standard?
This course is ideal for EC&I engineers, CFSP/CFSE, TUV FS Engineer, TUV FSCP's and other functional safety practitioners in the process industry sector.
Certified Functional Safety Expert - CFSE
Jon Keswick is the founder of eFunctionalSafety. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in the field of automation systems. In recent years, Jon has worked on many projects as independent functional safety assessor. This experience has provided a deep insight into what can go wrong, and what could be done better to avoid costly re-work on safety system projects.
C.Eng, M.Eng, MIChemE
Michael is an eFunctionalSafety associate and co-author of several online courses. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of Chemical Engineering. Michael is an experienced HAZOP, LoPA and SIL study leader. In recent years, Michael has been providing engineering consulting on multiple projects in the Chemical and Oil & Gas sectors.