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IEC 61511 Safety Instrumented System


Take the ONLINE IChemE accredited course on process industry functional safety & SIL-rated safety instrumented systems for your IEC 61511 training needs.

Safety Instrumented Systems - IEC 61511 Training Course

What keeps you awake at night? Are you concerned about your ageing plant and the integrity of safety systems engineered years ago?

If you are operating any form of hazardous plant, you and your team will need safety instrumented system training. Our modular online course is designed to teams a head start in learning IEC 61511 safety instrumented system requirements.

The IEC 61511 training can be completed over a period of several weeks or months, allowing you to drip-feed information to your key personnel.

The SIS Foundation course is ideal for those who are operating, maintaining, managing and designing safety instrumented systems.

Course Contents

  • Section 1

  • section 2

  • Section 3

  • Section 4

  • Section 5

  • Section 6

  • Section 7


Safety Instrumented Systems FOUNDATION Section 1

An introduction to functional safety in the context of general safety and the process industry. It includes a historical outline of the development of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) electrical and electronic equipment, from the 1960s to today. The full SIS safety life-cycle is introduced, including an overview of its required inputs, procedures, and expected outputs at every stage of the life of a system.

  • Self-paced learning access for 90 days for 1 person
  • Lessons, quizzes and logged course assessments
  • IChemE accredited certificate
  • 18 Continuing Professional Development hours
  • PDF notes of course lessons



*Price On Application

  • Self-paced Learning Management System access for one (1) year for your team or company
  • Lessons, quizzes and logged course assessments
  • IChemE accredited certificate per person
  • 18 Continuing Professional Development hours
  • PDF Notes of course lessons
  • Team reporting and progress monitoring features
  • Optional - add your own online training

100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 30-Days

If, for any reason, you don't like this product, you can get a full refund at any time within 30 days after your purchase, provided you have not accessed more than one complete training module or digital download.

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

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

18 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, accredited by IChemE.

What people are saying about the course

Jamie Dunn

Regional C&I Engineer

I thoroughly enjoyed the Safety Instrumented System course

Considering it is a foundation course, it teaches you some extremely useful and relevant information, whilst pushing and testing your knowledge of each completed module by means of a test at the end of each stage.

Guillermo Pacanins

Process Safety Engineer Advisor

The safety instrumented system training is one of the most comprehensive Functional Safety courses available through the internet

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

Scott Farrell

E&I Technician

The IEC 61511 training course was well presented, contained useful information and was easy to navigate

Overall I have increased my knowledge and recommend this course to anyone in this type of industry.

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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.

About The Course Author
Jon Keswick

Jon Keswick has provided consulting in the field of functional safety since 2004. Previous to that, Jon worked in technical 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.

In his spare time, Jon enjoys taking calculated risks playing with motorcycles, woodwork and home-brew beer...although not at all the same time!

Jon Keswick, CFSE

Why is this course valuable?

This course has significant 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.

For the same price of a one or two-day course offsite, this course provides drip-feed learning access for 90 days or more, resulting in 18 CPD - continuing professional development hours.

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Online courses are either 90-day or 12-month subscription access. The access period is indicated clearly when you purchase online, or when we provide a bespoke quotation.

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When a TEAM/Corporate purchase is made, we provide access for your selected administrator or team leader to monitor progress and produce reports directly from our Learning Management System.

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