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Functional Safety and SIL for Instrument Technicians

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 March, 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Member: €1,050.00
    Non-Member: €1,200.00

  • CPD Credit
    16 hours   T1, T5



Course aim

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.

Course content

Introduction to functional safety
o what is functional safety
o why is it relevant
o where did it come from
o how does it fit with other requirements
o who does it apply to
Aspects of functional safety
o types of failure
o safety integrity levels and what they mean
o functional safety management and lifecycle
o hazard and risk analysis
o safety requirement specification
o design installation and commissioning
o operate maintain repair
Proof testing
o what is a proof test
o ideal proof testing
o lessons from a real world review
o issues for practical proof testing
o proof test procedures and coverage
o partial proof testing
o proof test worked examples
Legal requirements
o introduction
o competence
o responsibilities
o managing failures
o modifications
o auditing and monitoring performance
Attitudes and behaviour

On completion you will be able to:

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. 

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:

  • A prior technical qualification in process control and instrumentation/electronics e.g. NVQ3, HNC/HND or degree in the relevant engineering sector
  • A minimum of four years' of relevant industry experience with at least one year’s experience as a practitioner in the field

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.

Trainer's profile

Jon Wallis is a time served E&I Technician with experience throughout the safety lifecycle from design to de-commissioning, across a wide range of industrial sectors and applications. Jon delivers =Method training for Instrument Technicians and Operators. He feels strongly that through sharing knowledge we can improve safety and promote good attitudes and behaviour in the workplace.

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12 March 2019




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.