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Free Live Online =Method CPD Seminar with Q&A

The =Method CPD Seminars are annual FREE to attend events presented by our specialist consultants.

Each year we pick a series of topics that we think will be of interest and which can provide the basis for maintaining qualifications such as the TUV Functional Safety and =Method Hazard Study Leader qualifications through regular CPD.

If you have an involvement or interest in the fields of Functional Safety, Process Safety and OT Cyber Security, then the CPD Seminar is for you. While we will present the topics that we think will be of interest, a healthy amount of time is dedicated to Q&A. The =Method team will do their best to answer any and all of your questions.

It was our 10th Birthday in 2023, so it seemed a good time to think about what we’ve learnt in that time – and pass on our insights.

Later in 2023 we will hold our CPD Master Class which is an in-depth "how to" coaching session covering some of the topics discussed in April in more detail (this event is chargeable).

The topics we discussed in 2023

CPD Seminar

Topic 1.

A review – 10 years of functional safety, process safety and OT Cyber security 

Scene setting and looking at the major milestones in our world from the past 10 years – IEC 61511 Edition 2, OG86, CDOIF guidance on legacy systems.

Verification and Assessment

Topic 2.

Verification and Assessment – the value they add

A review of what is really involved in verification and assessment and some examples of what value we gain from doing them.

HazOp Studies

Topic 3.

Lessons learnt from HazOp studies 

For process industries, a key foundation for everything that follows is the Hazard Operability Study. A look at best practice and possible developments for the future.

FSA4Topic 4.

What do we typically find from an FSA 4?

The Stage 4 Functional Safety Assessment looks at functional safety compliance during the Operations phase. A review of common issues and how we can manage them.

Legacy Systems

Topic 5.

Managing Legacy Systems 

What’s expected of us when we have legacy systems. And who doesn’t?

Senior Management in FS

Topic 6.

Senior Management’s role in Functional Safety 

Our experience shows that without senior management engagement in the delivery of process and functional safety we don’t achieve our objectives. There are ways to make this work that don’t require significant time, but a little training can help kick start this process.

Cyber Security0

Topic 7.

Operations staff and cyber security 

A review of an area that is emerging in importance


Topic 8.

A debate – “This house believes that you don’t need to do an FSA 1 if the HazOp and LOPA conclude no SIL” 

David and Dil disagree! We’ll present two sides of the argument in a formal “debate style” presentation – and you can vote for who you think is right!

What you will get.

A Certificate of Attendance.

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Our 2022 Webinars included the following topics

Free CPD Seminar 2023
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