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We don’t need no education

Competence is a critical part of functional safety management for conformance with IEC 61511 and IEC 61508 - by eFunctionalSafety

The headline, extracted from a popular song lyric*, uses the double-negative “don’t need no”, quite intentionally – to help emphasize a point. Whatever the song writer meant I’ll leave to others to decipher, but for my purposes hopefully it will get attention. * The lyric “We don’t need no education” is extracted from Pink Floyd’s “Another […]

Costly competence

Competence is a critical part of functional safety management for conformance with IEC 61511 and IEC 61508 - by eFunctionalSafety

The headline poses a tricky question. Process accident history is awash with many examples of apparent incompetence involving safety instrumented systems (and other protection layers), some of them resulting in literally billions of dollars of losses, not to mention large environmental impact and loss of human life.So, developing and maintaining competence in the area of […]

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