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Method offers free online safety and security seminars with Q&A

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Meenal Datar

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Method will present online seminars on five new hot topics around functional safety, process safety and OT cyber security on 8 June 2022 and 8 September 2022.

Method roadshows are popular events, free to attend, and are delivered by consultants in seminar format. Each seminar will be made up of a 20-minute presentation then a 40-minute group discussion. The five new hot topics of the upcoming seminars are:

  1. Could the correct operation of a safeguard cause a new risk? – During HazOp we consider what could go wrong with the process, and the safeguards we have in place to prevent that. We also consider the consequences if our safeguards don’t act to provide protection. But what about when they do operate? Could the correct operation of a safeguard cause a new risk? Read Method’s article – Could the correct operation of a safeguard cause a new risk?
  2. Co-ordinating project, process safety and functional safety lifecycles – Standards and guidance in particular topic areas can be very inward looking. They often don’t recognise the existence of other guidance that may need to be followed simultaneously – and which may or may not impose conflicting requirements. Project managers for process industry projects need to understand typical project requirements, but also process safety and functional safety needs. Each has a typical lifecycle – but how to make them work together is not immediately apparent.
  3. Why functional safety works or ‘How Functional Safety prevents bad things from happening’ – Functional Safety Standards tell you what to do, how to do it and includes an approach that covers all three ways that a failure might occur. It is comprehensive, but proportionate – it works. Read Method’s article – Why functional safety works.
  4. If a system isn’t cybersecure, you can’t rely on it to be safe – Throughout the operational life of a process plant controls and safety systems are designed and implemented to perform reliably, consistently and predictably but if a system isn’t secure, you can’t rely on it to be safe. Read Method’s article – If a system isn’t cybersecure, you can’t rely on it to be safe.
  5. Managing legacy safety instrumented systems – Guidance on the management of legacy safety systems has been published by CDOIF. Method’s experts will provide a short introduction and discuss management of the complex issues related to legacy safety systems.

Method welcomes anyone wishing to develop their knowledge in these subjects although an understanding of functional safety/process safety would be an advantage. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and typically 1 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) per seminar.

Register for any number of seminars online at  Contact +44 (0)1462 713313 or for more information.

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