Denca Functional Safety capabilities increase….

Denca Project Manager Gary Pickersgill has recently undertaken the Certified Functional Safety Professional course. Gary, one of Denca’s original home grown apprentices joined Denca in 2000, was asked to take the course following Denca recognising an increase in demand for functional safety design.

Gary Pickersgill Functional Safety Specialist at Denca Controls
Gary working on another Denca Project

Suporting Gary’s continuing professional development also fits with the ethos of Denca Controls and our commitment to the Investors in People Standard.

The 4-day course was delivered by international Functional Safety specialists Exida, considered by many to be the leading authorities in the field of functional safety.

The course is highly relevant for engineers working in the Electrical Controls, Instrumentation and Automation arena and trains qualified professional engineers with the principles of functional safety and the competencies needed in regard for designing functional safety, compliance with regulations and all other key aspects.

Previously Denca Controls have been able to work to a given functional safety design but not to provide the design itself. Through Gary’s course Denca will now be able to offer the complete, design-led service we deliver in other areas. Our plans are that Gary is only the first of a developing specialist Functional Safety team,

Key topics include:

  • Introduction to Functional Safety
  • The Basics of Functional Safety
  • Hazard & Risk Analysis
  • Functional Safety Management
  • Awareness of the current standards as per IEC61508 & IEC61511
  • Familiarisation of the safety lifecycle of IEC61508 & IEC61511
  • SRS and LOPA Requirements
  • SIS Verification
  • SIS Design
  • Installation, commissioning and validation activities including proof testing

If you would like to learn more about the principles of Functional Safety and how they help Denca deliver the best solution to your process control requirements, please get in touch.

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