This course is for personnel involved in the operation, maintenance, modification and requirements / specifications of safety critical systems in the oil/ gas industry and land based industries.

The course is aimed at safety standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 and covers the technical safety in general. The guideline “Application of IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 in the Norwegian Petroleum Industry” which is intended as an aid to adapt and simplify the application of these standards, will be used in teaching at this course. In IEC 61508/11 there are among other things competence requirements to those who work with the system throughout the life cycle. NFEA`s course aims to increase competence for those who work with safety critical systems.

At the course there will be extensive use of group work where you can try out relevant practical examples, both by setting the SIL requirements and by determine what requirements you have to use for the technical solution.

To have the opportunity for individual follow-up by the course leader, the limit of participants is 25.

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NFEA årshjul 2022

Program (the program is subject to change)

  • 09:00

    Meeting starts

    Parallel Teams meetings for group work along the way and also occasional breaks

  • 16:00

    End day 1

  • 09:00

    Meeting starts

    Parallel Teams meetings for group work along the way and also occasional breaks

  • 16:00

    End day 2



Tor Onshus

Tor Onshus was leader of the group that prepared the guideline OLF-070 for the use of IEC61508 / 11 within Offshore in Norway.

In retrospect, he has been at the «frontline»of training in technical safety and the use of this guideline. He has been a professor at the Department of Technical Cybernetics since 1987.

He has a master’s degree in technical cybernetics and a doctorate in technical cybernetics from NTNU. He is employed as a professor of instrumentation engineering at the same department. He is also an advisor to SINTEF, and works with personnel from SINTEF in numerous research and development assignments for industry, and has extensive experience from analysis and reviews of solutions for use in safety functions in Norwegian industry


Practical information


08.11.22 - 09.11.22


To be arranged on Teams

Participation fee

Kr. 8.000,- (members of NFEA)
Kr. 10.000,- (not member of NFEA)


Other information

NB! All participants need to have calculator available!

HERE you can find our cancellation regulations