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CPD (Continuing Professional Development) in Functional Safety of Safety-Related Systems

Developed by practitioners for practitioners, TÜV Rheinland Risktec CPDs in Risk and Safety Management are designed to help risk and safety professionals certify their skills and prove their commitment to the industry.

The course is delivered entirely by distance learning, giving learners the opportunity to study part-time and to plan their study around their professional and personal commitments.  Risktec offers a choice of 23 different CPD topics, and each course lasts 8 weeks.

Pre-requisites

None.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Electrical and mechanical engineers, operators, HSE advisors and risk management practitioners.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon successful completion of the end of course assessments, an electronic TÜV Rheinland Risktec CPD certificate will be awarded, stating that you have achieved 20 learning hours in the topic.

Training Course Content

The learning outcomes of the Functional Safety of Safety-Related Systems CPD course are:

  1. Define safety functions and target Safety Integrity Level (SIL) requirements which will reduce the associated risks to a tolerable level.
  2. Apply the analysis methodologies to ensure that, when implemented, the safety systems achieve specified risk reduction targets.
  3. Logically deduce how the level of risk reduction achieved by a safety system could be improved and when risk has been reduced to As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP).

And the course consists of the following topics:

  • Introduction to functional safety: background, terminology and aims
  • The Safety Lifecycle (IEC 61508 view)
  • Hazard & risk analysis techniques
  • SIL selection (setting targets and requirements)
  • Safety requirements specification development
  • SIL and the design process
  • Beyond design lifecycle phases
  • Compliance demonstration
  • Safety/project lifecycle management

Course delivery details

Course format & materials
Enrolment on the course gives students access to the Risktec Online learning environment. The course material includes slides, explanatory notes, videos and references to further reading and useful websites. Students engage in online activities including optional tests to confirm their understanding.

End of course assessment

The assessment consists of 2 parts:

  • Part 1: a short multiple choice quiz containing 10 questions, worth 25% of your final mark
  • Part 2: three questions each requiring a short paragraph answer, with each answer contributing 25% to your final mark. 
  • The pass mark is 50%. 

Other training formats
The course is also available as a private, customisable course for corporate clients (face-to-face, distance learning or blended learning).

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Risktec Solutions - Specialist Risk Management Consultancy & Training Provider, part of the TÜV Rheinland Group

With headquarters in Warrington and local offices across the UK, Middle East, Far East and North America, Risktec is a specialist provider of risk management and safety training for companies all over the world. As part of the TÜV Rheinland Group, Risktec operates...


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Wilderspool Park
Greenall's Avenue
WA4 6HL Warrington, Cheshire

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