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Safety Training Courses

FUNCTIONAL SAFETY FAMILIARISATION WORKSHOP

Ideal for supervisors, managers, engineers and graduates

FS Familiarisation
Wherever there are machines and control systems, there is potential for harm to humans, plant and environment. Today's technology lends itself to smarter, mass-produced systems safety components comprising hardware, software and firmware as we move sideways from conventionally hardwired safety systems to diagnostically laden electronic systems.

Each client has a duty of care to ensure that machines, processes are as safe as is reasonably practicable. This training course is intended to familiarise Personnel with functional safety concepts and practises so they can assist with their upkeep and support. The course is also useful for preparing for other certified safety programs.

COURSE INFORMATION

Understand the risk assessment process

Nominal Duration:
Level and content dependent - Typically 2 days.

Who will benefit:
Intended for supervisors, managers, engineers & graduates involved in the design, installation, maintenance and/or troubleshooting of safety automation systems.

Pre-requisites:
A good knowledge of industrial automation concepts & electro technology.

Course Objective:
To train personnel on functional safety terminology, standards and regulations applicable to the deployment of machinery in Australian/NZ industries.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learn to identify hazards

Learning Outcomes are client specific but typically include the learners:-

  • Recognising legal & company requirements concerning machine safety.
  • Appreciating & relating to the safety strategy of their business.
  • Relating to the terms & definitions used in functional safety (FS).
  • Understanding the differing FS standards and their application at work with plant & machinery.
  • Understanding the risk assessment (RA) process.
  • Applying ISO 12100 & ISO 14121 risk assessment techniques to site based situations.
  • Using either IEC 62061, ISO 13849 or AS 4024 to derive safety related control solutions.
  • Understanding and deriving required Categories (CAT), Performance Level (PL) & Safety Integrity Levels (SIL).
  • Understanding Estop, proof testing & statutory requirements.
  • Defining the life cycle & limits of machines for hazard analysis.
  • Identifying hazards for a machine RA scenario.
  • Performing a risk assessment and calculate required SIL/PL.
  • Applying IEC 60204 electrical safety principles with functional safety to ensure electrical integrity.
  • Using provided software tools & templates to facilitate hazard identification, risk assessment and risk evaluation on a real machine.
  • Recognising a safety application and identify the Safety Related Parts of the Control System (SRPCS).
  • Applying the knowledge in a practical manner at the workshop.
  • Preparing for professional certification programs such as CMSE etc.
  • Understanding the benefits of NATA accreditation in Australasia.