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Happy Birthday to us!

Woohoo... we have been working as consultants and trainers for 8 years!

20.03.2021

A shortcut to TUV Certified 61511 training

​A fun little shortcut to our TUV certified 61511 training course. https://www.61511.co.uk

09.03.2021

=Method training courses have moved to the Live Online format until September 2021

=Method has moved all of its training courses onto the popular Live Online format until September 2021.

17.02.2021

Sponsoring the Pirton Boxing Day Run 2020

Method Functional Safety helped create the Pirton Boxing Day Run in 2002 and has been the main sponsor ever since.

23.12.2020

The Focus on Functional Safety Assessments by the HSE is increasing

​Focus on Functional Safety Assessments (FSA) is increasing. The standards now make it mandatory to carry out a FSA at given points in the lifecycle and the HSE will often ask to review the FSA’s that you have carried out.

08.12.2020

Jeni Lewthwaite talks to Alan Carole as part of his Safety Matters Series

Jeni Lewthwaite, MD of Method Compliance Assessment talks to Alan Carole at Stratus Recruitment as part of his Safety Matters Series.

14.10.2020

Online TUV Certified Functional Safety Training in IEC 61511

=Method are now able to delivery our TUV Certified Functional Safety Training Course in IEC 61511 as a Live Online course.

11.08.2020

The latest information on changes in Functional Safety, Process Safety and Cyber Security

FREE Safety and Security Online Roadshow 10th and 12th November 2020

30.07.2020

Competency Register to help you manage your organisations engineers

The Method Competency Register is a web tool for recording activities that contribute to an individual’s competence

20.07.2020

​Corona virus training update - Method Functional Safety

Since the lockdown we have been carefully adapting our training courses to make it possible to take our courses from your home / workplace.

01.07.2020

When are where are our Functional Safety training courses 2020

Please see below the latest 2020 =Method training schedule. Please click the links or call 01462 713313 for course descriptions or event details.

10.03.2020

How to explain Functional Safety to Managers and Directors

21 years ago IEC 61508 was first published. Today it is regarded as the measure of good practice by the HSE.

08.11.2019

Transforming Controls Safety and Security Aberdeen October 30

​Method will be exhibiting at the InstMC's "Transforming Controls Safety and Security – How Safe is your Asset?" Conference in Aberdeen on October 30th.

18.10.2019

Plant Asset Life Management Seminar in Cardiff October 8th.

=Method will be exhibiting and speaking at the PALM (Plant Asset Life Management) Seminar in Cardiff.

25.09.2019

What is OG54? Improve your compliance assessment and audits

The test method suggested in OG54 could help improve the coverage of your proof testing and assist in your performance in future compliance assessment and audits.

06.06.2019

Functional Safety Training schedule for Instrument Technicians

The last piece in puzzle – developing competency and maintaining the SIL of your SIS.

06.03.2019

Sharing knowledge and experiences at the InstMC’s FS2018 conference

Method Functional Safety were main sponsors at FS2018. This year leading names in Functional Safety gathered for a 1 day Conference entitled “hints tips and pitfalls of Functional Safety”.

21.11.2018

OT Cyber Security training for Engineers

Most Engineers responsible for Industrial Control and Safety System Cyber Security are not IT experts

25.07.2018

InstMC Functional Safety 2018 main sponsor

Method Functional Safety are delighted to announce that we are main sponsor to the InstMC's November Functional Safety Conference FS2018.

14.06.2018

What is being done to develop edition 3 of IEC 61511

​ =Method’s Dil Wetherill attended the “MT61511” (the international maintenance team for IEC 61511) in Florence as an expert representing the UK.

31.05.2018

In-house Functional Safety Training

​Another successful in-house training course helping our clients develop their understanding of functional safety and SIL.

06.04.2018

An Overview of Functional Safety - IEC61511 and IEC61508 for Engineers Ireland

Method Functional Safety are delivering a free presentation for Engineers Ireland on 28th November 2017 in Dublin.

07.11.2017

​Prior use Assessment on Pilot Burner Flame Detector

Method Functional Safety was commissioned to conduct a Prior Use Assessment, according to IEC 61511, on a pilot burner flame detector, to determine if the component was suitable for use in a SIL 1 Safety Instrumented Function.

05.10.2017

​How to conduct FMEA of flame detector?

=Method can help manufacturers establish the reliability of product designs by carrying out a Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).

25.09.2017

What to do about Functional Safety in Legacy Safety Systems

Our MD Dil Wetherill is a frequent speaker at conferences on the subject of Functional Safety. In March 2017 Dil gave a talk at the Hazardex Conference on legacy systems asking - are they really providing the risk reduction that they should?

08.06.2017