With IEC 61511-1 Edition 3 targeted for release in 2023 we felt it was a good time for Dil Wetherill Managing Director of Method Functional Safety to present a paper at Hazardex on the subject.
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Managing risk in hazardous process environments involves process safety, functional safety and cyber security. Each of these functions depends on, influences and may conflict with, the needs of the others.
Method Compliance Assessment are specialists in Prior Use assessment of legacy SIF components as per IEC 61511.
Human operators are a central part of the control, monitoring and maintenance of complex systems. However, humans can and do make mistakes.
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A fun little shortcut to our TUV certified 61511 training course. https://www.61511.co.uk
=Method has moved all of its training courses onto the popular Live Online format until September 2021.
Method Functional Safety helped create the Pirton Boxing Day Run in 2002 and has been the main sponsor ever since.
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.
Jeni Lewthwaite, MD of Method Compliance Assessment talks to Alan Carole at Stratus Recruitment as part of his Safety Matters Series.
=Method are now able to delivery our TUV Certified Functional Safety Training Course in IEC 61511 as a Live Online course.
FREE Safety and Security Online Roadshow 10th and 12th November 2020
The Method Competency Register is a web tool for recording activities that contribute to an individual’s competence
Since the lockdown we have been carefully adapting our training courses to make it possible to take our courses from your home / workplace.
Please see below the latest 2020 =Method training schedule. Please click the links or call 01462 713313 for course descriptions or event details.
21 years ago IEC 61508 was first published. Today it is regarded as the measure of good practice by the HSE.
Method will be exhibiting at the InstMC's "Transforming Controls Safety and Security – How Safe is your Asset?" Conference in Aberdeen on October 30th.
=Method will be exhibiting and speaking at the PALM (Plant Asset Life Management) Seminar in Cardiff.
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.
The last piece in puzzle – developing competency and maintaining the SIL of your SIS.
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”.
Most Engineers responsible for Industrial Control and Safety System Cyber Security are not IT experts
Method Functional Safety are delighted to announce that we are main sponsor to the InstMC's November Functional Safety Conference FS2018.
=Method’s Dil Wetherill attended the “MT61511” (the international maintenance team for IEC 61511) in Florence as an expert representing the UK.
Another successful in-house training course helping our clients develop their understanding of functional safety and SIL.
Method Functional Safety are delivering a free presentation for Engineers Ireland on 28th November 2017 in Dublin.
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.
=Method can help manufacturers establish the reliability of product designs by carrying out a Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
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?