To work with Functional Safety; you, your departments and organisation are expected to be competent.
How do you demonstrate competence?
The process industry uses BS EN 61511 as the benchmark standard for the management of Safety Instrumented Systems and all things which influence them. This standard reflects the requirements of the HSE guidelines which state that competency is built on relevant training, knowledge, skills and experience appropriate to the technology being used.
In addition, the HSE provides guidelines for employers on the use of a Competency Management Scheme to ensure competency levels are maintained throughout an individuals career by following a process of Continuing Professional Development.
Competency is more than a one-off qualification. The first qualification is just the beginning.
FSComp and TUV – We have it covered
Figure 1. the Competence Cycle (credit HSE Managing Competence for safety related systems) shows how training is an ongoing process that requires regularly updating.
Many Engineers rely on =Method as their advisor, trainer and consultant throughout their career. Our FSComp and TUV certified training provides a family of courses and workshops to support your development.
We offer support and advice to our clients when:
- they are new to the industry
- their role requires them to do new tasks
- regulations change and the nature of their work changes
- they require independent advice or simply need help with something complex
=Method FSComp Training courses
TUV Training Courses
|TUV Courses||Format||CPD hours||Description|
|TUV Certified IEC 61511 Functional Safety||3-day classroom learning followed by a 4-hour exam||24||The course is universally recognised as the essential qualification for professionals and engineers working with any aspect of the Functional Safety lifecycle in the Process and Power industries|
|TUV Certified IEC 61508 Functional Safety||4-day classroom learning followed by a 4-hour exam||32||The course is universally recognised as the essential qualification for professionals and engineers working either as a manufacturer of products that need to meet the design requirements of IEC 61508, or for those designers, end users and systems integrators working in the Process and Power industries|
Our MD Dil Wetherill is chairman of the 61508 Association and represents BSI on the IEC forum which, amongst other tasks, discusses future versions of IEC 61511. We have a clear understanding of the latest regulations and their impact on our industry and are always keen to pass that learning on to our clients.
Up-to-date and on the ball
We would like to help youOur growing family of UK based consultants and engineers can provide training and advice across the whole Functional Safety Lifecycle.
If Functional Safety is an area of competence you are interested in please call us on 01462 713313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.