IEC 61511: Functional Safety Analysis, Design, and Operation

Aug 18 – 21, 2019 – Triumph Hotel, Cairo, Egypt

Aug 22, 2019 – CFSP Review + Exam


This course provides an overview of process industry safety engineering from the point of view of the Risk Analyst, Process Safety Coordinator, and Control Systems Design Engineer.It delivers a complete overview of the functional safety lifecycle. The course reviews Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Consequence Analysis, Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA), Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Target Selection, Safety Requirements Specification (SRS) generation, failure rates, device and system reliability, SIF verification, SIF detailed design and Operations requirements.

The FSE 100 course forms a broad review in preparation for the Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) and Certified Functional Safety Professional (CFSP) process industry application engineering exams.

  • Potential CFSE application exam candidates.
  • Control Engineers and their Management
  • HSE engineering and management
  • Loss Prevention Professionals
  • Plant Risk Analysts

All attendees will receive a Course Completion certificate at the conclusion of the course. On completion of the course, the delegates will write a short exam. If successful, the delegates will receive an exida Academy Functional Safety Practitioner certificate.

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the IEC61511 Safety Life Cycle requirements,
  • Establishing tolerable risk and the ALARP concept,
  • Hazard and risk analysis techniques,
  • Layer Of Protection Analysis (LOPA) techniques,
  • SIL determination techniques.
  • Review the fundamental concepts of reliability engineering.
  • Safety Instrumented System failure modes.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the IEC61511 Safety Life Cycle requirements.
  • SIS design from requirements analysis and documentation.
  • Safety Instrumented System analysis techniques
  • Introduction to Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Principles of Risk Management
  • The Safety Lifecycle
  • Process Hazard Analysis
  • Consequence Analysis
  • Likelihood Analysis
  • Layer of Protection Analysis
  • Tolerable Risk
  • SIL Target Selection
  • Safety Requirements Specification
  • Safety Instrumented Systems Failure
  • From Failure Rate to SIL
  • Single Devices to System
  • Redundant Architectures
  • Requirements to SIF
  • SIF Design and Verification in the Safety Lifecycle
  • SIF Detail Design
  • Operations

Handout (bound manual)

  • FSE 101 Slides
  • Exercises
  • Exercise Answers
  • Terms and Abbreviations

Handout (bound manual)

  • FSE 102 Slides
  • Exercises
  • Exercise Answers
  • Terms and Abbreviations

Mr.Greg Chantler, CFSE has over 25 years of professional experience. For the past 18 years he has been involved in consulting and engineering design of safety related systems within the process industry. This consulting work has led to him being an expert in all aspects of the functional safety standards, including HAZOP and SIL Selection facilitation, SRS development, SIL Verification calculations and development of operations and maintenance procedures. He is a current CFSE and TUV Rheinland FS Expert.