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Functional Safety Consultancy across the Lifecycle

If you’d like to see what functional safety consultancy support we can give for each part of the functional safety lifecycle, simply click on the relevant box above – this will take you to a webpage specific to that topic. We explain what would typically be involved in each activity and detail what we can do to support you.

Why people contact =Method Consultancy

Our objective is to give you confidence that you have done it right. You can relax, knowing that you are safe and secure, having implemented relevant good practice effectively and efficiently.

We immerse ourselves in the development and understanding of standards and guidance, to ensure we can give the best training and advice. When we deliver services, we ensure our work is an exemplar of compliance and relevant good practice. For us “Do it Right” – means “be compliant”, but we also “do it efficiently”. Compliance is important, but Compliance with Efficiency is the true goal

10 recent projects from different industries


Summary: 77 LOPA scenarios were reviewed as part of an ongoing functional safety project.
Industry: Agrochemical
Topic: Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)


Summary: HAZOP Study of a Waste Heat Steam Generator System
Industry: FMCG
Topic: Hazard Study 3 - Hazard and Operability Study (HazOp)


Summary: Proven in use compliance assessment for electric actuator
Industry: OEM
Topic: 61508 Proven in Use / Certification


Summary: Authoring Functional Safety Policy statement and Functional Safety Procedures.
Industry: Oil and Gas Offshore
Topic: Functional Safety Management


Summary: Evaluation of impact of safety fault on fire door. Providing expert guidance on strategy and requirements of product recall.
Industry: Other
Topic: Product Recall Investigation


Summary: A HazID for a fuel storage system improvement project was completed, identifying key actions regarding equipment placement, ensuring that changes could be made early in the design process with minimal financial impact.
Industry: Military / Aviation
Topic: Hazard Study 2 - Hazard Identification


Summary: HazOp of fuel storage application
Industry: Rail / Transport
Topic: Hazard Study 3 - Hazard and Operability Study (HazOp)


Summary: Author of Safety Plan for HazID of Ink Manufacturing process
Industry: Chemical
Topic: Hazard Study 2 - Hazard Identification


Summary: Proven in use assessment of gate valve
Industry: Oil and Gas Onshore
Topic: 61508 Product Design / Certification


Summary: FSA 1 of drinks industry storage and tanker loading HazOp and LOPA.
Industry: Brewing and Distilling
Topic: Functional Safety Assessment (Stage 1)

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