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Training: Alarm Systems Management- Includes a copy of EEMUA 191

Event Details

Start Date/Time 16 Nov 09:00
End Date/Time 16 Nov 17:00

This course is also scheduled to take place in London on 30th Nov.

Course Outline

  • How the HSE expects alarm systems to be managed
  • Alarm System Management Policy
  • Safety Case

Core Principles of Alarm System Management
  • Philosophy of Alarm System Management

Alarm System Design Overview
  • Human Factors
  • Structuring and Partitioning of Alarms
  • Limits on claims for Safety Integrity Level (SIL)

Design Process
  • Where do alarms come from?
  • Safety, environmental or economic alarms
  • Qualitative risk assessment
  • Choice of alarm priorities
  • Alarm settings

Procurement of Alarm Systems
  • Investment appraisal
  • Cost of poor alarms performance
  • Specifications to ensure usability

Measuring Performance
  • Syndicate exercises and Surveys
  • Performance metrics
  • Audits and reviews

Managing an Improvement Programme
  • Dealing with unwanted alarms
  • Logical processing of alarms
  • Repeating and fleeting alarms

HAZOP and Alarms
  • Alarms in context
  • Preparations and Boundaries
  • Operator Interface
  • Alarm Suppression Hazard Study


  • Roadmaps

All participants will receive a copy of the book recommended by the HSE – “Alarm Systems, A Guide to Design, Management and Procurement, EEMUA Publication No. 191”, price £129.00 plus P&P.

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Event Type: Course
Location: Stockport UK
Date: November 16, 2016