Safety Instrumented Systems

and Functional Safety e-Learning

Take the ONLINE self-paced course on
IEC 61511 safety instrumented systems for your SIL training needs

Course Contents

Introducing Functional Safety in the Process Industry


History of Electrical and Control Systems in Safety Applications

Interactive 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

Competence Introduction

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

SIS Software

Installation, commissioning and validation testing

Chapter 7 Quiz

Operating and Maintaining the SIS


SIS Operations

Bypass and Override

SIS Inspection and Proof Testing

SIS Modification and Decommissioning

Chapter 8 Quiz



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  • Lessons, quizzes and logged course assessments
  • IChemE accredited certificate
  • 18 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours
  • Course lesson notes provided as PDF
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  • Course lesson notes as PDF

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*Price On Application - Discounted per-person prices available for orders of 5 or more learners

  • 12 MONTH  ACCESS for your team of learners
  • Lessons, quizzes and logged course assessments
  • IChemE accredited certificate per learner
  • 18 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours
  • Course lesson notes as PDF
  • Team reporting and progress monitoring features
  • Optional - Live Instructor-Led Sessions
  • Optional - customize our LMS with your documents

What People are Saying

Trevor Painting Trainee Control Systems Engineer

I have previously done Functional Safety Awareness courses but the knowledge learned in this course far surpassed what I have learned in the past.

Stéphane St.Yves Instrumentation Engineer

Very interesting training, well built, easy to navigate through and easy to use.

William Fairlie Process Engineer

Very good foundation level course for Process Engineers looking for deeper understanding of functional safety life cycle.

Krishnan Jayakumar Process Engineer

Excellent course for operation, design and process engineering. Subjects well designed, organised and presented perfectly with practical examples.

Albert Alvero Project Engineer

The content of this course is really good and it gave me the foundations I need.

Guillermo Pacanins Senior Process Safety Engineer

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

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.

Traceable progress

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

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.

Jon Keswick, CFSE

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.

Course Access Requirements

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.

Course Access Period

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.


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Team Reporting

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.

Terms and conditions

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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.

Safety moments
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,

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.