Functional Safety & SIL for Instrument Technicians (IEC 61511) Training Course


A 2-day training course to provide Technicians with fundamental knowledge of Functional Safety and SIL particularly in relation to the tasks for which they are responsible. The course introduces the key concepts of functional safety and functional safety management in accordance with IEC 61511 and goes on to develop that understanding through a series of classroom discussions, activities, videos and exercises. The key learning outcomes are to help Technicians understand their role in the FS lifecycle - to ensure that safety instrumented systems are operated and maintained in a way that protects their integrity.


The Course is delivered over 2 days. This learning is confirmed through a 1.5-hour exam on the afternoon of the second day.

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This training can be delivered directly to you without the need to travel. The course is structured to suit remote learning with regular breaks and activities to keep learners engaged.

Functional Safety  for Instrument Technicians training course

Course Content

Who should attend

This training is targeted at anyone with a hands-on role with safety instrumented systems, at any stage in the safety lifecycle.

In particular: Instrument Technicians, Commissioning Engineers, System Integrator Technicians, Calibrations Staff, Maintenance Engineers and anyone involved in proof testing.


In order to obtain the full certificate. All candidates must have:

If candidates do not fulfil all of these requirements they can still attend the course and the certificate can be upgraded when the criteria is met.

After this training course you will

What you will get

Course Enquiries

If you have any further questions, please contact us and if you wish to proceed, check your diary and reserve a place.

Why send your team on this course?

This training course uses the same core training material as our TUV Certified training course. That means your Technicians and TUV trained Engineers will find it easier to understand each other.

We help and encourage all delegates, regardless of their level of experience and have a good pass rate.

On successful completion delegates receive a =Method certificate which you can use as part of your evidence of competence.

Courses can be delivered in-house and elements can be customised for relevance.

Delegate feedback

"Very informative and helpful, and very relevant with the role I perform in work"

"The course has vastly improved my knowledge"

"I would recommend to instrument techs as it would be beneficial to them in their jobs"

"...more confident about what we need to do as an organisation to demonstrate adequate maintenance of SISs"

"I would definately recommend this course to colleagues"

"A good intro to the basic working principles of FS"

"Started with no idea of functional safety, so huge leap in knowledge"

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This course qualifies as 16 CPD hours

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