Functional Safety eLearning
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Background to Functional Safety

International standard IEC 61508 introduced functional safety to industry more than 20 years ago to help design better and more reliable systems that have embedded electronics and software.

However, many companies have struggled to implement these standards in real projects because they are technical and must be woven into existing processes and quality systems.

We're keen to help companies implement better, more practical systems based on many years of experience. That starts with improving knowledge of what functional safety is all about.

We've developed numerous eLearning modules to help teams develop new skills. By creating lessons for the entire safety lifecycle, we have course modules that apply to industry professionals working in multiple disciplines.

From hazard and risk assessment to design, engineering, testing, maintenance and management, we have modules that teach how safety systems get implemented and sustained in perpetuity.

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This learning path is aimed at process industry managers, technicians, engineers and operations professionals. Gain a solid understanding of functional safety and SIS in the process industry sector. The course was developed in line with the latest version of international standard IEC 61511 edition 2 (2016/17), with cross references to IEC 61508 edition 2 (2010).

Course Type: Self-paced
Status: Course fully available
First publish date: April 2017
Last Update: 29 April 2024

44 Lessons - Learning Path


Gil R.

Good course, giving a clear understanding of SIS life cycle and IEC61511 requirements. Recommended to anyone working with SIS design and Functional Safety Assessment.


Zachary B

The course provides strong foundational knowledge and competency for technical personnel new to functional safety. Thank you Jon and team for such a wonderful course!


Alexander B.

Very good course for anyone looking to improve their knowledge of functional safety. Online nature means you can complete at your own pace, which I found beneficial.


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