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Safety Instrumented Systems

SIEMENS - TÜV Rheinland

The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program provides engineers and managers of the process industry with the knowledge necessary to design, implement and operate Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) in compliance with the international safety standards IEC61508 and IEC61511.

Mainly intended for experienced safety system practitioners, the course addresses all phases of the safety lifecycle, from hazard and risk assessment through design and implementation to ongoing operation and maintenance.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Those who successfully complete the training, pass the exam, and fulfill the degree and experience criteria, will also be provided with a Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate, which will be valid for five years.

Target Group

This course is particularly recommended for safety systems engineers, instrumentation and control engineers, HSE and risk engineers, corporate safety managers, and plant maintenance engineers.


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This course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to functional safety
  • Safety standards IEC 61508/ IEC 61511
  • Process hazard Identification
  • Risk assessment and ALARP
  • SIL determination and LOPA
  • Safety requirement specification
  • Reliability data and quantification of failure
  • Diagnostics and proof testing
  • SIS design and verification
  • Human interface and SIS security
  • SIS realization and validation
  • SIS operation and maintenance
  • Functional safety audit and assessment
  • Functional safety management


Basic knowledge of control and safety principles; exposure to safety systems; university degree or equivalent experience in engineering.

In accordance with the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of functional safety.
  • University degree or equivalent engineer level responsibilities status as certified by employer.

(Persons who do not have the required business experience may participate in the training as well as the exam. If they pass the exam successfully the FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate will be issued to them as soon as the necessary 3 years of business experience in the area of functional safety are achieved.)


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