exida explains Blog

Entries tagged with: CFSP

CFSE Endorsement Program: I Know What It Is, but Why Do I Need It?

Click here to read Part 1 of this blog series

Participation in the endorsement program can provide many benefits to you and/or your company:

  • Professional growth and development
  • Acquire / Demonstrate expertise in specific areas of functional safety
  • Strengthen you resume
  • Make yourself a more valuable safety engineer
  • Read More...

CFSE Endorsement:  Preparation and Achievement

Click here to read Part 1 of this blog series

Click here to read Part 2 of this blog series

Passing an endorsement examination demonstrates proven capabilities and subject matter expertise beyond that which is required for the Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) or Certified Functional Safety…

Read More...

Obtaining My CFSE/CFSP Certification: Why Bother?

It’s an interesting question and one I asked myself.  For any engineer and/or professional working in the controls business or process industries where safety-related equipment is required, it is essential (per IEC61511-1 Clause 5.2.2: Organization and Resources) to prove competency to carry out any safety-lifecycle activities.  So what does…

Read More...

The True Meaning Behind Those Fancy Letters on a Signature

The True Meaning Behind Those Fancy Letters on a Signature

Let me ask you a few questions: Does adding letters after a person’s name make them more important? What did that person go through to achieve those letters? If someone has XYZ after their name and another person also has XYZ after their name, are they equal? Did one…

Read More...

What is Competency Anyway?

What is Competency Anyway?

I’ve been following some discussions from one of the online forums regarding competency and it’s clear from the correspondence that the issue of competency is still very subjective.  It made me think about “what is competency?” To me it’s a blend of knowledge and experience and just how well…

Read More...

Why Is Functional Safety An Important Piece of Process Safety Management?

Why Is Functional Safety An Important Piece of Process Safety Management?

It’s interesting to note that with the release of the 2016 edition of IEC61511, there’s more emphasis being placed on the need for better functional safety management.  Having taught many courses on Functional Safety over the past few years, I find that most of the…

Read More...