ESC’s 2020 Functional Safety Webinar Series

ESC’s 2020 Functional Safety Webinar SeriesESC have been evaluating how we can engage with our clients more effectively for training activities.  One of our goals for 2020 is to increase the accessibility of these sessions as we have customers all over the world.

The training team have been working for the last 6 months on solutions to deliver our existing courses and seminars online, including evaluating e-learning solutions, webinars and courses being delivered in a virtual classroom with our tutors.

Due to the current global situation (March 2020) the program has been accelerated to launch earlier than planned. We’re able to offer our seminars now along with our online training courses, with e-learning courses to follow later.

So we’ll be running our FREE webinars while people are away from their offices – we’re also running many of our training courses online!

The webinars are being held twice per day via Zoom. We do have a limit due to the zoom limits of participants but if we get more people than places across the two sessions then we will be making the video available and can even run another session.

The sessions are being led by our team of trainers and consultants, the details of who can be found within the session details.

These sessions are a great way to increase your knowledge and continue your professional development, covering:

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Dates and Booking

How Safe Is Safe Enough?

This webinar sets out the key elements that form the foundation for determining what is deemed safe in the context of Safety Instrumented System (SIS) in order to judge how safe is ‘safe enough’?

The webinar covers:

  • Risk Reduction Concepts and the role of the Safety Instrumented Function
  • Concept of accepted good practice
  • ALARP demonstration and Cost Benefit Analysis

The webinar sets out an accepted good practice approach to undertaking an ALARP demonstration which is a fundamental  to meeting the legal requirements concerning acceptable levels of safety.  A simple example of Cost Benefit Analysis is considered in the context of a specific scenario.

The webinar is delivered by ESC’s Ron Bell OBE.

The webinar will constitute a 40 minutes (approx.) presentation followed by Q&A from the participants.

The webinar will be run twice in the day to allow access to people in different time zones, 11am and 3pm UK BST.

See below for dates and to book.

HAZOP and LOPA Study Pitfalls

This webinar sets out the key elements that our team of consultants experience during the leading of HAZOP and LOPA studies.

The webinar covers:

  • Good practice observed within studies
  • The pitfalls to avoid

The webinar is delivered by ESC’s Dr Esteban Bernechea.

The webinar will constitute a 40 minutes (approx.) presentation followed by Q&A from the participants.

The webinar will be run twice in the day to allow access to people in different time zones, 11am and 3pm UK BST.

See below for dates and to book.

ProSET version 6 – New Features

ProSET - The Complete Process Safety Evaluation Tool - Functional Safety Software

This webinar sets out the key feature developments in the new release of ProSET.  We’ve been hard at work over the last year making a series of big updates to ProSET, including:

  • Nested sub-branches in our SIL Verification module (ie. a 1oo2 in a 1oo2)
  • A new and improved Cost benefit Analysis module using ALARP
  • Risk Matrix for SIL Determination
  • A new Sessions and Attendees module allowing the recording of which Nodes/Hazards were assessed in which Sessions
  • A new Site Structure tool to assign Hazards/Nodes/Elements to site/plant/area/unit/etc with an organisations structure
  • An update to our Risk Profile, Risk Ranking and Risk Matrix tools allowing you to fully configure them directly in ProSET

The webinar is led by ESC’s Matt Hinson and David Green.

The webinar will constitute a 40 minutes (approx.) presentation followed by Q&A from the participants.

The webinar will be run twice in the day to allow access to people in different time zones, 11am and 3pm UK BST.

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Cyber Security Considerations for Safety-Related SystemsThis webinar sets out the key elements of Cyber-security considerations within safety instrumented systems.

The webinar covers:

  • What does the standard say?
    • IEC 61511-1:2017+A1:2017
  • What standards and guidance are available?
    • OG-0086
    • IEC 62443 series
  • Details on Security Risk Assessment processes

The webinar is delivered by ESC’s Dr Fan Ye.

The webinar will constitute a 40 minutes (approx.) presentation followed by Q&A from the participants.

The webinar will be run twice in the day to allow access to people in different time zones, 11am and 3pm UK BST.

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QRA Basics For Successful Studies

This webinar sets out the basics of QRA studies for process industries, and key elements of a successful studies.

The webinar covers:

  • QRA basics
    • What is a QRA and how is it related to Risk analysis, risk assessment and Risk Management?
    • QRA process, i.e. key elements and steps of a QRA study
    • Component techniques of QRA study
  • What is a QRA used for
  • Key elements of a successfully QRA
    • Scope
    • Preventative and mitigative risk control measures
    • Limitations of QRA

The webinar is delivered by ESC’s Dr Huipeng Li.

The webinar will constitute a 40 minutes (approx.) presentation followed by Q&A from the participants.

The webinar will be run twice in the day to allow access to people in different time zones, 11am and 3pm UK BST.

See below for dates and to book.

Software Safety Considerations to IEC 61508-3

This webinar sets out the key elements of software safety development within safety-related systems / elements.

The webinar covers:

  • What does the standard say?
    • IEC 61508-3
  • Processes that are available to assist the development.
  • How can a company provide consistency with

The webinar is delivered by ESC’s Dr Fan Ye.

The webinar will constitute a 40 minutes (approx.) presentation followed by Q&A from the participants.

The webinar will be run twice in the day to allow access to people in different time zones, 11am and 3pm UK BST.

See below for dates and to book.

Certification – Value or Vanity

This webinar sets out the key elements of certification in relation to IEC 61508.

IEC61508 requirements for a traceable and systematic approach to the capability of safety related systems has given rise to certification activities which aim at quantifying the SIL capability of elements and systems. The IEC61508 standard does not mandate certification as a necessary activity to demonstrate compliance with the requirements explicit therein. So why is certification needed?

The risk of poorly structured analyses and vague capability statements could result in an application non-competent Safety related system equipment with significant integration issues which could result in flawed claims of compliance and capability against IEC61508 and subsequent inability to provide the necessary risk reduction. Conversely, the need for a certificate does not assure the items covered under the certificate are better developed to provide the risk reduction than other non-certified equipment.

Is the well-presented stamped paper certificate, an indulgent bureaucratic way to feel good about using equipment in a safety critical application or does it actually carry value with regards to evidencing an adequate level of compliance with IEC61508?

This webinar aims at providing a view based on the application of a compliance assessment process to IEC61508 and highlight some of the benefits and downfalls of typical certification process for equipment or system

The webinar is delivered by ESC’s Paulo Oliveira.

The webinar will constitute a 40 minutes (approx.) presentation followed by Q&A from the participants.

The webinar will be run twice in the day to allow access to people in different time zones, 11am and 3pm UK BST.

See below for dates and to book.

Importance of Data Collection within Functional Safety

ESC’s 2020 Functional Safety Live WebinarsThis webinar sets out the key elements of data collection within safety instrumented systems.

The webinar covers:

  • What does the standard say?
    • IEC 61511-1:2017+A1:2017
  • What should you be recording?
  • How can you evaluate the data?

The webinar is delivered by ESC’s David Green.

The webinar will constitute a 40 minutes (approx.) presentation followed by Q&A from the participants.

The webinar will be run twice in the day to allow access to people in different time zones, 11am and 3pm UK BST.

See below for dates and to book.

Proof Testing Fundamentals

This webinar sets out the key elements of proof testing within safety instrumented systems.

The webinar covers:

  • What does the standard say?
    • IEC 61511-1:2017+A1:2017
  • The concept of perfect and imperfect proof testing
  • The importance of plant operators being involved in decisions relating to Proof Testing
  • Setting a systemic approach for the development of Proof Testing Procedures

The webinar is delivered by ESC’s David Green.

The webinar will constitute a 40 minutes (approx.) presentation followed by Q&A from the participants.

The webinar will be run twice in the day to allow access to people in different time zones, 11am and 3pm UK BST.

See below for dates and to book.

Challenges of implementing a Functional Safety Management System

This webinar explains the basics of a Functional Safety Management System (FSMS) and its relationship to the different stages of the Functional Safety Lifecycle, as well as the challenges of implementing the management system in a real environment.

The webinar covers:

  • Stages of the Functional Safety Lifecycle.
  • Functional Safety management requirements as per IEC 61508.
  • What a FSMS looks like in practice
  • The challenges of implementing a FSMS.

The webinar will be delivered by ESC’s Paulo Oliveira / Esteban Bernechea

The webinar will constitute a 40 minutes (approx.) presentation followed by Q&A from the participants.

The webinar will be run twice in the day to allow access to people in different time zones, 11am and 3pm UK BST.

See below for dates and to book.

What does a successful Machinery Risk Assessment to ISO 12100 look like?

The webinar will present the fundamentals of performing a Machinery Risk Assessment in line with the ISO 12100 standard.

The quality of the MRA is of utmost importance to ensure that the risks of operating, maintaining and modifying the machine and its processes are well understood to reduce risk to personnel around the machine.

The session will highlight examples of assessments which allow full understanding of the machine.

The webinar will be delivered by ESC’s Robert Brown

The webinar will constitute a 40 minutes (approx.) presentation followed by Q&A from the participants.

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SIL Verification – The Common Pitfalls

The webinar will present the fundamentals of performing a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Verification which is a key requirement specified in IEC 61508 and IEC 61511.

This requirement ensures that the Safety Instrumented Function (SIF) is designed to meet the SIL target identified in the SIL Determination study.

Through a simple worked example, this webinar will cover:

  • The fundamentals of SIL Verification
  • Common pitfalls and issues

The webinar will be delivered by ESC’s Jaspreet Chana

The webinar will constitute a 40 minutes (approx.) presentation followed by Q&A from the participants.

See below for dates and to book.

Dates

DateTimesLocationPrice
02/06/202011:00 am - 12:00 pmOnline
Virtual
Classroom
Challenges of implementing a Functional Safety Management System£0 (+VAT)
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02/06/20203:00 pm - 4:00 pmOnline
Virtual
Classroom
Challenges of implementing a Functional Safety Management System£0 (+VAT)
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16/06/20201:00 pm - 2:00 pmOnline
Virtual
Classroom
Which Functional Safety standard best fits my application?£0 (+VAT)
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30/06/202010:00 am - 11:00 amOnline
Virtual
Classroom
What does a successful Machinery Risk Assessment to ISO 12100 look like?£0 (+VAT)
Book
30/06/20203:00 pm - 4:00 pmOnline
Virtual
Classroom
What does a successful Machinery Risk Assessment to ISO 12100 look like?£0 (+VAT)
Book
14/07/202011:00 am - 12:00 pmOnline
Virtual
Classroom
SIL Verification – The Common Pitfalls £0 (+VAT)
Book
14/07/20203:00 pm - 4:00 pmOnline
Virtual
Classroom
SIL Verification – The Common Pitfalls£0 (+VAT)
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