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Training: Alarm Systems Management – Includes a copy of EEMUA

This one-day course provides an introduction on how the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) expects alarm systems to be managed.

Event Details

Start Date/Time 18 May 09:00
End Date/Time 18 May 17:00

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.
Course Fee

  • First booking: £545 + VAT
  • Additional bookings: £490 + VAT
  • EEMUA Members: £490 + VAT

Further Information

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Event Type: Course
Location: Stockport
Date: May 18, 2016