EFSTAS (formerly ProSalus Ltd.) is an accepted course provider of the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program.
The aim of this training is to understand:
Instrument, Electrical, Mechanical, Operator, Process and Safety Technicians, as well as Operating and Maintenance personnel who are involved in any of the lifecycle phases for safety instrumented systems from hazard and risk assessment, design, installation, commissioning, validation, operations and maintenance.
Will provide an introduction to the functional safety standards, the underpinning legislation and the concept of the functional safety lifecycle. Phases 1, 2, 3, 9, 10 and 11 - process hazard analysis, risk assessment, allocation of safety functions and functional safety and competency management will be discussed in depth and participants will be introduced to the concepts of the international standards that cover this area of Hazard Identification, risk assessment and risk reduction.
The topics covered are:
Covers phases 4 and 8 in depth from developing the Safety Requirements Specification (SRS), undertaking designs for Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF).
Participants will be introduced to the concepts of Probability of Failure on Demand (PFD), safe failure fraction, hardware fault tolerance, proven in use, failure modes, reliability, diversity, separation and the influence of common cause. Requirements for Installation and commissioning, validation against the SRS, maintaining and operating the SIS including proof testing, inspection, management of change, impact analysis, management of overrides and recording of plant maintenance data for proven in use evidence.
In accordance with the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program:
A three (3) hour two part competency examination compromising:
The pass score criterion is 75%.
The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program is a unique opportunity to provide certified evidence of competency in functional safety from an internationally recognised organisation.
The FS Technician (TÜV Rheinland) certificate demonstrates competency in the fundamentals of Functional Safety and provides a skill set that is transferable from one work situation to another and enables staff to fulfill responsibilities and to perform activities to recognised standards of competence on a regular basis, in order to:
From £1,300 GBP (Euro €1.600) per participant.