HIMA will host a TÜV functional safety course in Brisbane from 8—11 December 2009, which will cover industrial safety standards AS 61508 and AS 61511.
According to HIMA, the course was developed because professionals involved in functional safety will soon be required to demonstrate their competency in the field. This change is being driven by the further development of safety standards such as AS 61508 and AS 61511, HIMA said.
“Functional safety, although not a new field, is being brought into focus worldwide due to the need for adequate levels of protection for personnel, assets and the environment,” said a HIMA press release.
“With Australia’s rapidly growing energy resource sector, engineers currently working in the industry tend to be self taught with respect to standards. Having recognised this issue, HIMA Australia has developed a course to provide an overview of applicable industry standards.”
The HIMA-facilitated TÜV Functional Safety Program is designed to provide valuable skills and knowledge for professionals working in fields requiring safety protection systems.
The course will cover the following topics: Introduction to Functional Safety, Hazard & Risk Analysis, Planning the Safety System, Hardware Design, Hardware Reliability, Software Design, and Operation and Maintenance.
The course also offers TÜV-approved certification on the successful completion of a final exam.
Visit the HIMA website to register.