At the end of the course, delegates will:
- Have an awareness of the key parts of the standards (BS EN 62061 and EN ISO 13849-1) including SIL Determination, Performance Levels, Diagnostic Coverage and Common Cause Failures etc, for safety circuit designs
- Understand some of the differences between BS EN 62061 and EN ISO 13849-1 and the concepts which the new standards promote
- Be aware of the requirements of the standards to deal with the avoidance of systematic errors
- Understand the architectures of Safety Related Controls, and how these architectures relate to practical applications
- Have an appreciation of the importance of component performance and reliability, and how the necessary data can be derived from readily available information
The course is aimed at anyone who needs to have an understanding of the importance of “functional safety” as part of the overall measures for risk reduction on machinery. This includes managers, technicians and design engineers who have responsibilities for safety related controls, and anyone who needs to ensure that functional safety is maintained for machinery that is in use.
Stewart Robinson is a member of the IET and currently chairs the Safety Panel of the Institute of Measurement and Control.
His current work includes providing Functional Safety Assessments and Safety Integrity Level (SIL) verifications for a number of industrial sectors including machinery and process, and developing and delivering training courses.