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Further Information - Safety Instrumented Systems Training


Who is the course for?

This course is for any person who interacts with, or is responsible for, the specification, design, operation and maintenance of assets that employ safety instrumented systems.

Is previous experience required?

No previous experience is required to complete this course.

How will the course benefit me?

This course will provide you with an awareness of the purpose and nature of safety systems deployed to protect people, the environment and plant in the areas that you work.

How will the course benefit my company?

By ensuring personnel have an understanding of safety instrumented systems.

What standards are referenced in the course?

IEC 61508

IEC 61511

IEC 62061

Is there an assessment?

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.

Learning Objectives

• Explain why standards are used within the process industry

• Identify and explain safety instrumented system (SIS) terminology

• Define the safety integrity level (SIL)

• Give an overview of the ‘safety lifecycle’

• Explain the hazard and operability (HAZOP) study

• Explain the principles of, and the steps involved in, the Layer of Protection Analysis

• Explain the relationship between safety instrumented functions (SIFs) and their safety integrity levels

• Describe the safety requirement specification (SRS)

• Describe the safety instrumented function response time

• Describe a ‘demand’

• Describe proof testing

• Explain the importance of maintenance and inspections


Exam in the e-learning course

System Requirements

• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection

• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above

• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari

• Minimum browser size - none

• Audio - requires device speaker or headphones