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What to expect in IEC 61511 Edition 3?

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.


Legacy System Compliance in the Process Industries

Have you seen our latest advert on the back cover of the InstMCs Precision Magazine?


Working in hazardous process environments - test your knowledge

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.


Prior Use Assessment of functional safety legacy components

​Method Compliance Assessment are specialists in Prior Use assessment of legacy SIF components as per IEC 61511.


Human Factors in Process Safety

Human operators are a central part of the control, monitoring and maintenance of complex systems. However, humans can and do make mistakes.


Happy Birthday to us!

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


A shortcut to TUV Certified 61511 training

​A fun little shortcut to our TUV certified 61511 training course.


=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.


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.


Functional Safety Assessments and the HSE

​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 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.


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.


Changes in Functional Safety, Process Safety and Cyber Security

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


Competency Register - manage your engineers CPD

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


​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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Functional Safety Training schedule for Instrument Technicians

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


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”.


OT Cyber Security training for Engineers

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


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.


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.


In-house Functional Safety Training

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


Engineers Ireland | An Overview of Functional Safety

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


​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.


​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).


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?