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Safety Critical Systems Course (SCS) 2017

Managing systems, hardware, software and human factors safely

19 - 22 June 2017 | Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, UK

Continuous Professional Development CPD (logo)
 

Workshop programme

(Exact timing available on the PDF programme).
 

Workshop 1 - Exercise on SIL determination and safety function of a number of applications

The participants will be given descriptions of an application including details of the equipment used, the operational arrangements and the tolerable risk and they will asked to determine the SIL requirements and the safety function requirements.

They will be given 30 minutes to complete the task following which they will be shown the correct answer. Examples of two more applications will then be presented showing how SIL requirements and safety function were developed for two more applications.

Bill Black, Blacksafe Consulting Ltd
 

Workshop 2 - Exercise on determination of suitable architectures to meet specified SILs and safety functions

The participants will be given descriptions of an application including details of the reliability of the equipment used and the proof test frequencies. They will be asked to determine the architecture requirements to meet the specification developed in session 7.

They will be given 30 minutes to complete the task following which they will be shown the correct answer. Examples of two more applications will then be presented showing how architectural and proof test requirements were developed for the two applications described in previous session.

Bill Black, Blacksafe Consulting Ltd
 

Workshop 3: Operational Considerations and the effect on the safety related system safety integrity achieved

The purpose of this workshop is to explore the importance of correctly evaluating the factors utilised during proof testing. The utilisation of partial testing introduces uncertainties as to whether the function will operate correctly when called on with a real demand. Exercises will be used to review the importance of:

  • Impact on the Probability of Failure on Demand (PFD) for imperfect proof testing by reviewing Proof Test Coverage effects
  • How to calculate the proof test coverage for the proposed test
  • The effect on deferring a proof test to the PFD

David Green, Engineering Manager, Engineering Safety Consultants Ltd
 

Workshop 4: Understanding Competence for Safety-related Roles

The interactive workshop will explore Competence by examining its different components and building understanding of "Competencies" relevant to a common activity.

We will then examine the way in which suitable Competency Levels can be defined for different activities and also how the Competence of individuals is assessed against role requirements.

Rhys David, Safety Assurance Services Ltd
 

Workshop 5: Cyber security and software safety

This session enables participants to understand and apply the principles of functional safety to the development and assessment of safety-related software systems, to the IEC 61508 standard.

It covers the primary elements of the software safety lifecycle and how these are applied to safety-related software systems development. It covers the assessment of safety-related software systems to confirm that the allocated safety requirements have been achieved.

Participants will develop understanding in applying techniques and methods necessary to specify, design, implement and assess safety-related software systems to meet the requirements of IEC 61508.

Dr. Fan Ye, Principal Consultant, Engineering Safety Consultants Ltd

Pricing

Member - from £1299

Non-member - from £1699

One date rate - £499