Functional Safety Training
Take an ONLINE self-paced course on
IEC 61511 safety instrumented systems for your SIL training needs
What People are Saying
The course gives a special insight on Safety Instrumented Systems and their management in the process industry.
I thoroughly enjoyed this class and have gained much knowledge.
I have previously done Functional Safety Awareness courses but the knowledge learned in this course far surpassed what I have learned in the past.
Great course - has filled a gap for people who don't need the full TUV qualification for example.
This course provides an excellent foundation for those who may be required to deal with SIFs in the industry. The content is all applicable to industry and the real world.
This course is useful. It has clarified most of the confusion that I had in this field. It has unique information and methods to deliver the ideas. I will be very happy to take another course from this website.
Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up
When you sign up you will get access to our exclusive online learning management system, including your selected course. You can track your progress to a conclusion.
Course access 24/7
You will have access to your course 24 hours per day, wherever you are in the world.
Our system tracks progress for the individual or team, including all completed modules, test attempts and results.
Interactivity and assessment
You can ask the course tutor questions and self-assess your own progress with the online quizzes and tests.
Accredited CPD hours
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours
List of Lessons in this Course
Introducing Functional Safety in the Process Industry
Safety in context
The Buncefield Accident
History of Electrical and Control Systems in Safety Applications
The IEC 61511 SIS Safety Life-cycle
Chapter 2 Quiz
Key Terminology, Regulations and Standards
Key Terminology for Functional Safety
Regulations and Standard IEC 61511
IEC 61511 edition 2 Update
Chapter 3 Quiz
Functional Safety Management
Functional Safety Management Overview
Roles In The Safety Lifecyle
Verification and Validation Planning
Functional Safety Assessment and Audit
Chapter 4 Quiz
Hazards, Risk and SIL Target Analysis
Process Industry Hazards Introduction
Hazards Analysis Workflow and Methods
Introduction to Probability and Frequency
Protection Layer Analysis and SIL Determination
Cybersecurity Risk Assessment
Chapter 5 Quiz
SIS Safety Requirements Specification
SIS Safety Requirements Specification
SRS Challenges and Solutions
Chapter 6 Quiz
SIS Design, Engineering & Validation
SIS Equipment Selection
SIS Equipment Failure
Concept SIF Design
Installation, commissioning and validation testing
Chapter 7 Quiz
Operating and Maintaining the SIS
Bypass and Override
SIS Inspection and Proof Testing
SIS Modification and Decommissioning
Chapter 8 Quiz
About The Course Author
Jon Keswick has provided consulting in the field of functional safety for more than 20 years. Before specialising in functional safety, Jon worked in technical and product management roles for more than 15 years at several well-known control and automation equipment suppliers.
As well as authoring online courses, Jon now couples his safety, automation, instrumentation and programmable systems knowledge with independent functional safety assessment and audit services for process and machinery safety projects.
Why are our online courses valued?
Our courses have value for anyone working in the process industry sector. You may be an OEM supplying equipment, an engineering service provider, or working for the hazard duty-holder.
Read some of the testimonials from our course attendees.
Frequently Asked Questions
All courses include a secured Certificate, signed with DocuSign security, issued on completion of the courses and exercises. This is a traceable document that will be valued by both present and future employers.
You only need a web browser to access our online courses. For TEAM/Corporate learners, we provide access to our Learning Management System which tracks each user's progress with centralised reporting.
This depends on the course and its features. The access period will be made clear at the time of purchase.
We accept payment by major credit card or by PayPal for individual or small team bookings. For team/corporate purchases of 5 or more people, request a quotation and reference this on your purchase order.
For corporate users with teams of 5 or more people, we provide access for your appointed team leader and/or administrator to monitor learner progress and produce reports directly from our Learning Management System. Optionally, you can also add your own documents to customise the learning experience.
Get all this PLUS
As well as the modules introduced above, once you have signed up we give you year-round access to our growing resource of accident lessons. This includes descriptions and videos for more than 10 different industry accidents that we can all learn from.
Video and text descriptions
If you have safety moments during PHA sessions like HAZOP / HAZID or LOPA study team meetings, then a simple to follow summary or video can be really helpful. to put your hands on.
All our safety moments are freely accessible once you sign up for our online courses,
WHAT WENT WRONG
Summary of each accident
Get a potted summary of what went wrong in each accident case. Summaries are easy to follow; extracted from publicly available sources.
How to avoid repeat mistakes
Learning lessons from accidents is the main reason for highlighting them. We try to provide a quick overview of the key lessons from each accident, ideal for quick safety moment presentations.