Safety Instrumented Systems – TÜV FS Eng

Velimor provides Safety Instrumented Systems training of the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program.

Why attend the course?

There is an increasing dependence on Safety Instrumented Systems to achieve tolerable risk levels in the process sector. In addition there is an increasing need to justify that the risk levels that have been achieved are tolerable. Subsequent to incidents such as Texas City (USA) and Buncefield (UK), there has been a greater emphasis on standards such as IEC 61508 and IEC 61511.

The standards cover not only the design requirements of the systems themselves but also the development of the Safety Requirements Specification in terms of the Safety Instrumented Functions to be performed and the Safety Integrity Levels of those Safety Instrumented Functions.

The management of functional safety and the competence of those involved in any Safety Lifecycle activity are also specified in the standards.

Course Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should have an understanding of:

  • Management of functional safety and specifying competence and competence assessment;- Functional safety and the role of IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 in achieving functional safety
  • The concept of risk reduction, risk reduction parameters and the concept of a target and a tolerable risk
  • The concept of a safety instrumented function with respect to its functionality
  • The concept of a safety instrumented function with respect to its safety integrity
  • The role of a Safety instrument System, other engineered measures and risk parameters in achieving a tolerable risk
  • Safety Integrity and Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
  • SIL determination concepts and methods
  • Modes of operation and associated Target Failures Measures
  • Hardware Safety Integrity, Systematic Safety Integrity & Systematic Capability
  • Hardware Fault Tolerance and Safe Failure Fraction
  • Procurement of element/devices in accordance with IEC 61508
  • Functional Safety Assessment and Certification
  • Design essentials for IEC 61508
  • Design essentials for IEC 61511
  • Functional Safety Assessment for IEC 61508
  • Functional Safety Assessment for IEC 61511

Who will benefit

The course is aimed at those who have responsibilities within the scope of IEC 61508 & IEC 61511.

In particular:

  • Systems integrators of Safety Instrumented Systems being designed to meet the requirements of IEC 61511
  • Plant managers of process plants who have responsibility for the management of functional safety involving Safety Instrumented systems
  • Control and instrumentation engineers, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers who have responsibility for HAZOPs and SIL determination exercises, specification, design, operation and maintenance of plants employing Safety Instrumented Systems
  • End users' who wish to have a better understanding of the design and systems integration process so they are able to make informed decisions that have an impact the operation and maintenance phase (e.g. implications on future maintainability of the safety instrumented systems)

Pre-requisites for "FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland)" Certificate

The following requirements have to be met, to participate in a training of the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program and to get the FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) certificate:

  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in the field of functional safety
  • University degree (Master's or Bachelor's degree in Engineering)
  • Equivalent engineer level responsibilities status certified by employer

Course Duration & Examination

The course consists of three days of classroom tuition and practical guidance, mixed with practical exercises based on real life examples. Day four consists of a four-hour Two-Part examination where:

  • Part 1 of the examination comprises a number of Multiple-Choice questions (where only one answer is correct) and Multiple-Response questions (where, at most only two correct answers are possible)
    • The scoring for the Multiple Choice is one mark for a correct answer and no marks for an incorrect answer
    • The scoring for the Multiple-Response questions is one mark for a correct answer and two marks are available for the two possible correct answers
  • Part 2 = 10 multiple-part questions. Three marks per question are available for a correct answer

Course Approval Criteria

The pass mark for the examination is 75%.


The course will be undertaken in English.

Re-Exam (for those who did not pass the examination)

  • Within one year after a failed examination, applicants may sign up once for another examination, free of charge
  • If applicants sign up for attending the training course again, they have to pay full course price


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This price will include:

  • Course material
  • Registration fees
  • FS Engineer (TÜV Rheinland ) certificate if the participant has successfully passed the examination and requirements relating to other course requirements (e.g. experience etc.) have been met
  • Refreshments and Lunch

Request Information

Please contact us to discuss if you'd like any further information:

  • Velimor Middle East
    P O Box:62139, Aspin Tower, 02nd Floor, 202E
    Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
  • +971 4 8802020
  • +971 4 8802030

Our mission

Our goal is to help our clients create the safest possible environment for its workforce by not only adhering to the expected regulatory benchmarks but also going beyond and ensuring their workplace is a failsafe site for carrying out business operations. We offer One Stop Solution for all industrial fields.

Our Vision

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