Friday 12 March 2010

Safety management certified

Three of the newly certified engineers at Hima-Sella: (from left) Chris Parr,Carl Toft, James Hibbert

Four engineers at systems integration specialist Hima-Sella have successfully completed the TÜV Functional Safety (FS) Certification Course, led by global functional safety expert Clive Timms.

To achieve certification, James Hibbert, Tim Marsden, Chris Parr and Carl Toft all completed an intensive three day course and gruelling four hour exam. The prestigious TÜV FS Engineer certification equips participants with the knowledge to fully understand and master the application, principles and requirements of IEC 61508 (functional safety of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic safety systems) and IEC 61511 (functional safety: safety instrumented systems for the process sector).

Hima-Sella’s functional management safety team now comprises Nigel Banner and Ian Parry, both TÜV certified in 2008, James Hibbert and Chris Williams. In recognition of certification, Marsden, Parr and Toft are appointed as Principal Engineers , joining the team to provide advice and technical expertise in-house at Hima-Sella and externally to clients.

Hima-Sella managing director Ian Wright comments, “Congratulations to all four engineers on their recent successes. Strengthening our functional safety management team by appointing engineers with the highest standard of safety expertise and knowledge underscores our commitment to provide the most reliable safety solutions in key industries such as nuclear and oil & gas.”

As well as its success with TÜV certification, at the annual Hazardex awards held in Harrogate (GB) in February, Hima-Sella was one of two runners up in the User Application category for designing and commissioning the first HIMax safety system in Britain at a major UK refinery.

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