Advanced Hazard Assessment Techniques for SIL Determination

ABB Consulting
Course summary
Professional Training
5 days
2,320 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Teesside, Warrington
Course Dates
2,320 GBP

Course description

Advanced Hazard Assessment Techniques for SIL Determination

Management of risk and the demonstration of appropriate risk reduction measures are becoming increasingly important in industry today. This can be relevant to compliance with aspects of legislation, such as COMAH, and in the application of standards such as IEC 61508 and IEC 61511.

This course is designed for those who need to understand the causes and sequence of failure that can lead to significant hazardous events occurring and be able to identify the key contributors to the level of risk - to people, business or the environment.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Typical attendees would be:

  • Process design engineers
  • Electrical, control and instrument engineers
  • Safety managers and advisors
  • Works or technical managers with responsibility for managing risk
  • Leaders of HAZOP studies

Typical attendees would probably have:

  • Some experience of design and plant operation
  • An analytical and structured approach to problem solving.

This course is also suitable as a basic qualification for those wanting to become hazard and reliability analysts.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On completion of the course you should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of SIL and hazard assessment including:

  • Logical analysis, using fault tree techniques of scenarios leading to hazardous events
  • Use of data and its application to predict the likelihood of a hazardous event
  • Development of practical hazard criteria
  • Handling of dependent or common mode failures
  • Basic human error assessment
  • Applying basic SIL and hazard assessment in a variety of situations to help in making more effective and cost effective decisions

This Advanced Hazard Assessment Techniques for SIL Determination training course is accredited by the IChemE and meets the requirements of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Training Course Content

This Advanced Hazard Assessment Techniques for SIL Determination is delivered through lecture presentations supplemented with case studies and exercises to reinforce the formal learning.

Topics include:

  • Calculation of hazardous event frequencies
  • Assessment of risk reduction from protective systems and Safety Integrity
    Levels (SIL)
  • Criteria for tolerable levels of risk
  • Assessment of demand frequence on protective systems


This Advanced Hazard Assessment Techniques for SIL Determination training course is priced at £2,320 +VAT per delegate. For members of IChemE, there is a discounted priced of  £2,200 +VAT.

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