September 2002

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HP Automation Safety: Why CFSE certification?

IEC 61508, an international standard for functional safety, requires that any project manager establish criteria to assure competency of all individuals doing various safety life-cycle ..

Goble, W., exida LLC

IEC 61508, an international standard for functional safety, requires that any project manager establish criteria to assure competency of all individuals doing various safety life-cycle tasks. The soon-to-be-released process industry-specific companion standard, IEC 61511, has similar requirements. Although these personnel competency concepts are right out of a good quality system, there are still questions about how to properly implement such a program - especially for such a critical task as safety instrumented system design. Most quality programs will mandate that a company write descriptions of the various job categor

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