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Planning Functional Safety (with Template Procedure)

A part of the IEC 61511 standard that does not get the attention that it deserves is clause 5 – Management of Functional Safety.

While most engineers want to focus on detailed design, risk analysis and SIL verification calculations, it is the management aspect that addresses the human failure portion of the risk equation.

In clause 5 we define the need for a plan to be made for functional safety.  This plan needs to include the definition of tasks that occur during the SIS safety lifecycle along with assignments of who is responsible for these tasks.  This clause also addresses items like competency and the assignment of SIS tasks to external organizations.

In this webinar we will highlight some of the information that is contained in the Kenexis course – SIS Management responsibilities.  We will then move on to an explanation of the Kenexis Template SIS Safety Lifecycle Procedure along with recommendations on how to customize it for your organization.  If you do not already have a safety lifecycle management procedure, this webinar and the template are a great starting point that will honestly get you most of the way to where you need to be.

The discussion of the template will include:

1) definition of roles in the SIS lifecycle,
2) assignment of tasks to roles covering the entire lifecycle,
3) definition of reporting structure and responsibilities,
4) definition of competency requirements for each role,
5) definition of tools utilized in SIS lifecycle tasks,
6) rules for outsourcing SIS lifecycle tasks, and more…

Please plan on attending as Kenexis President Ed Marszal goes over all of these topics and answers your questions.

The webinar is 13 October at 9:00AM EST (UTC -5:00) and will last about one hour. Click on the link below to be taken to the registration page.

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