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TUV Certified IEC 61511 Functional Safety

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 30 January to Friday, 2 February 2018
  • Time(s)
    Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30 - 5.00; Friday, 9.00 - 13.00
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €2300
    Non-Members: €2550

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

    Confirmation of attendance requires prepayment of the full course fee in advance.

  • CPD Credit
    25 hours   C1


Course aim

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. The course provides an overview of the entire IEC 61511 lifecycle and details how key aspects such as Verification, Validation, Functional Safety Assessments and Audits can be practically implemented. On successful completion of the course and the examination, candidates that can demonstrate the required level of experience will achieve the “TUV Functional Safety Professional” award. Certification takes place in cooperation with TUV SUD. The Course is structured over 3 days of classroom training, followed by a 4-hour exam on the 4th day.

Course Content

  • Functional safety management
  • Hazard & Risk Analysis
  • Planning the safety system
  • Hardware design
  • Hardware reliability
  • Software design
  • Operation and maintenance

On completion you will be able to:

  • Communicate the essential elements of functional safety to your colleagues and management.
  • Apply functional safety management 
  • Understand and play a role in hazard and risk analysis 
  • Determine the required SIL with risk graph and matrix methodologies
  • Understand how to verify and validate safety instrumented systems 
  • Understand the basic requirements of the functional safety standards 
  • Create basic designs of safety instrumented systems, taking into account architectural constraints 
  • Understand the effect of redundancy, diagnostics, proof test intervals, hardware fault tolerance on the SIL 
  • Understand the routes by which devices can be shown to be compliant

All delegates receive:

o   The course material in printed format

o   A Certificate of Attendance or, upon successful completion of the exam, a TUV SUD Functional Safety Professional certificate and a listing on the TUV SUD website

The TUV SUD Certificate is valid for life

Who should attend?

Engineers and professionals who require a broad level of knowledge and may be responsible for functional safety, its principles and methods, within their workplace


There are no formal pre-requisites to start the training, we assume no prior knowledge, but of course experience of Functional Safety in general and the IEC 61511 standard is advantageous. 

To achieve TUV FSP status, you must attend the course, pass the exam and demonstrate the correct number of years of relevant experience, which are: 
o 6 years experience in the applicable industry 
o Education gives credits 
o Bachelor degree deduct 2 years 
o Masters degree deduct 3 years 
o Ph.D. degree deduct 4 years 
Two references and a comprehensive CV must be submitted prior  to attending the course

Trainer's profile

Dil Wetherill is a Chartered Engineer and Functional Safety Expert, is the chair of the 61508 Association, sits on the BSI committee with responsibility for developing functional safety standards and is a member of the Safety Panel for the Institute of Measurement and Control. He is the UK Managing Director of Method Functional Safety Ltd, which provides functional safety training courses, consultancy and product certification.

Make a Booking

30 January 2018

Terms and Conditions

Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 15 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.