MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND COMPETENCY
FUNCTIONAL SAFETY IS A LEGAL AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY OF ANY EMPLOYER
The requirement is to demonstrate that the design, build, install, test and operation of their safety systems reduce risk to people to an acceptable recognised level.
IEC61508 AND IEC61511
Under the UK Health & Safety Regulations, this is managed by IEC 61508/61511 were the regulation specifies any organisation designing, building, testing and installing components or systems for safety related applications must have in place functional safety management procedures and policies to ensure the integrity of any of its deliverables.
The UK regulations came about following several major accidents for example, Seveso Italy and Flixborough in the UK. The European and UK regulations were developed through the Seveso Directives and the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) regulations.
Although the reduction of risk is a legal requirement, the adoption of the standard IEC 61508 and/or IEC61511 is voluntary rather than written in law. However it provides a life cycle approach for users to work within when they are asked by governing or certification bodies to demonstrating compliance for Functional Safety.
WHAT WE DO
Using the UK standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 and working with endusers, Fulcran are able to provide Functional Safety Management Systems which demonstrate site specific gaols, standards and commitment to Functional Safety with the required competency of their staff who are involved at any level or any life cycle stage.
Fulcran also have the technical expertise to provide;
- Gap Analysis of existing Functional Safety Management Systems
- Functional Safety Plans for project based work
- Competency assessment criteria and systems for all levels of site and project personnel
Fulcran’s expertise comes from a from practical ‘hands on’ industrial experience that covers all parts of the lifecycle, from the initial hazard identification exercises through design, build, test, install, and commission, including decommissioning.
Typically, we can produce your project Functional Safety Management Plan (FSMP) and Verification & Validation Plans (VVP), with continuous or periodic support as and when required.
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