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TV Functional Safety Engineer-Safety Instrumented Systems

Course Code

Course Overview
This 3.5-day course is designed to provide participants
with elementary and necessary knowledge about
functional safety, based on the international standards
IEC 61508 and IEC 61511. Students who pass the
examination will receive the TV Rheinland certificate.

Who can take this course

Instrument engineers, application engineers, site
engineers, project managers, operation
engineers, maintenance engineers and all those
who are

involved in design

involved in leading and implementing

safety agenda of the organization

Participant eligibility requirements In

accordance with TV Rheinland Functional
Safety Program

A minimum of 3 years experience in the

field of functional safety.

Bachelor degree as a minimum or

equivalent engineer level
responsibilities status as certified by the

Completed eligibility forms must be

sent in one month before training date.

All trainers have been certified by TV
Rheinland as TV Functional Safety
Experts, and are listed as Trainer on the
website of TV Rheinland

involved in realization
involved in operations and maintenance
of safety systems

Rules Training Course

Participants will receive training

materials at the start of the training,
including hand-outs of the ppt
presentation and exercise sheets.

At the end of each training day,

participants will receive the solutions of
the group exercises of that day. It may
be used for the exam preparation.

Course Benefits

To tackle safety performance issues more

To identify and evaluate the process safety
equipment regularly
To enable carry out the basic requirement for
the safety system
To realize the value of the safety agenda in
the organization
Learn the important aspects of a safety
system implementation

Course Methodology
Classroom instruction

TV Functional Safety Engineer-Safety Instrumented Systems

Rules Examination

Prerequisite to do the examination is

that the participant has to attend
Yokogawas training course TV
Functional Safety Engineer SIS

Rules Re-Examination

For those who did not pass the


Within one year after a failed

examination, applicants may sign up
once for another examination, free of

If applicants sign up for attending the

training course again, they have to pay
full course price.

Passing score is 75%.

There are 60 multiple (3) choice
questions. At the most 2 good answers
per question are possible, which is
indicated if applicable. The answers will
be valued as follows:

TV Certificate 5 years validity

Prolongation of the TV FS Engineer

certificate will be effected as follows:

There are 7 safety cases. The maximum

points to be earned per case are
The examination questions and
exercises will be handed over at the
start of the examination.
It is not allowed to bring any documents
or (hand held) PC to the exam.
It is not allowed to take any documents
or notices from the exam.
Checking of the examination results will
be done by two functional safety
experts of Yokogawa.
Counter check will be done by TV
Discussion about the results is not
Applicants who succeeded will receive
their certificate from TV Rheinland,
which may take some weeks.

TV FS Engineer has to send an official

letter from his/her employer or from a
customer to TV Rheinland, in which
his/her current and continuous work in
the specified area of the certification (in
this case Safety Instrumented Systems)
is described and/or confirmed.

The TV FS Engineer has to forward a

paper (2-3 pages) to TV Rheinland
describing projects he/she has carried
out during the last 5 years of his/her
professional life describing his/her
experience in functional safety.

There are costs involved with the new

TV FS Engineer certificate. Only after
the TV FS Engineer has paid these
costs to TV Rheinland, the new TV FS
Engineer certificate will be issued.

The new TV FS Engineer certificate will

be valid for another 5 years.

TV Rheinland will send an e-mail to all

TV FS Engineer whose certificate will
expire, by the end of the year preceding
the expiration date. According
information will be posted on the

TV FS Engineers who do not wish to

prolong their certificate will be listed on
the TV Rheinland website that their
certificate is no longer valid.

TV Functional Safety Engineer-Safety Instrumented Systems

Dated are published on the TV website

Course outline
You will learn
Day 1

Day 2

Module 1 : Introduction to Functional Safety

What is safety?
Why safety?
What is a safety system?
Position of SIS in the total equipment under
Module 2 : International Safety Standards
IEC 61508 and 61511
The five main pillars of the standards.
Module 3 : HAZOP SIF - SIL
Hazard and risk assessment
Determine Safety Instrumented Functions
Determine Safety Integrity Levels (SIL)
Group exercises
Module 4 : Safety Engineering
De-energize To Safe State (DTS)
Energize to Safe State (ETS)
Safety Architectures
Reliability modeling (Reliability Block
Diagram RBD)
Group Exercise on RBD
Sensor validation
Overrides, by-passes, inhibits
Process safety time and system response
Logic Solver architectures
Module 5 : Functional Safety Management
Implications for organizations involved
throughout the safety life cycle

Day 3

Module 6 : Failures and Hardware Fault

Random hardware failures and their modes
Failure mode effect analysis
Safe Failure Fraction (SFF)
Hardware Fault Tolerance (HFT)
Group Exercise on HFT

Module 7 : Common cause influences and

other failure types
The beta factor
Systematic failures
Human failures

Module 8 : Safety Calculations

Safety parameters
Proof testing
Group Exercises on PFDAVG calculations

Session for your questions

The attendance of this session is optional
Opportunity to do more exercises (optional)
Time for self study

Day 4

Examination (morning)
60 multiple choice questions
7 cases
Those who have finished may leave earlier

Yokogawa Engineering Asia Pte Ltd
5 Bedok South Road
Singapore 469270

Training Administrator
DID: (65) 6249 3608
Main: (65) 6241 9933
Email: Training.Centre@sg.yokogawa.com

TV Functional Safety Engineer-Safety Instrumented Systems

Refund Policy Statement
Request for withdrawal must be made in writing to Yokogawa Engineering Asia Pte Ltd. Candidate under sponsorship
of company must submit withdrawal request written by authorized representative of company. Refund will only be
given on advanced notice from course commencement date:

Refund Scheme
Written Notice of Withdrawal is received

Percentage of Refund

Two weeks or more prior to course commencement date


Less than two weeks prior to course commencement date


On or after the course commencement


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