Functional Safety Engineer Qualification*

If you are an experinced engineer working in the functional safety discipline, the new InstMC Registered Functional Safety Engineer Qualification could be the right choice for you. 

The qualification has been created to address both industry and individuals needs for a way to substantiate the competence of engineers involved in the industry. Industry-led research has been undertaken acroos a variety of sectors to identify technical and soft skills required of engineers to successfully manage safety challenges and implement change.

It will assess candidates ability to apply strategic thinking and technical capabilities in solving critical issues, taking into consideration organisational resources. 

 

 

Do I qualify?

 

The Registered Functional Safety Engineer Qualification has been designed for engineers working in the fuctional safety discipline across all industrial sectors who meet a combination of the folowwing criteria:

  • Previous registration as IEng/CEng
  • Demonstration of CPD relevant to functional safety
  • Demonstartion of competence and commitment at a professional level;
  • Scope of current role is sufficient to allow engagement with professional practice in functional safety

Application process

 

  1. Submission of extended CV with a focus specifically on functional safety experience together with a statement of competence & commitment.
  2. Testament of proposer & supporter (him/herself a registered engineer.  [Proposer & supporter to testify to accuracy of the submission and suitability of candidate]
  3. Check on IEng/CEng registration claim.
  4. Panel peer review of submission
  5. Professional Review Interview (Interview will only be undertaken if submission is considered prima facie to meet the criteria.  Interview may be waived if demonstration is so comprehensive that qualification is considered by the panel to be self-evident.)

Registered Explosives Engineer*

Registration provides demonstration of professional competence in accordance with UK-SPEC.  This in turn is held to demonstrate underpinning knowledge and understanding (UK&U) and a commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  These are considered essential to the ability to properly assimilate learning through experience and self-directed study which is the key to the development of competence in Ex matters, and which is unlikely to be achieved simply through attendance on an intensive course.  It is not suggested that professional competence cannot be achieved without registration, but the requirements for demonstration of professional competence would remain as per those for registration.  Any non-registered engineer wishing to apply for the qualification would need to satisfy these same criteria and is therefore advised to first seek registration as IEng/CEng

Do I qualify?

 

Candidates qualify if they meet all the requirements detailed below:

A. Demonstration of Competence & Commitment with extensive, diverse and direct experience in Ex matters at a professional level.

  1. Experience need not be contiguous or full time, but must be extensive. This requirement is unlikely to be fulfilled without several years’ experience in roles that include ongoing responsibility for Ex matters.
  2. Experience must be of a sufficiently broad nature e.g., not confined to a particular aspect of Ex matters.
  3. Experience must be of direct involvement and not of a superficial or peripheral nature.

 B. Demonstration of on-going engagement with Ex matters at a professional level.

 C. Demonstration of CPD specific to Ex matters. These could be any of the following:

  1. papers/articles written
  2. forums subscribed to
  3. specific learning from or in support of project involvement
  4. conference/seminar attendance
  5. relevant professional body membership/involvement.

D. No evidence contrary to presumption of UK&U and CPD in identified areas of experience (granted on the basis of IEng/CEng registration). 

Application Process

 

  1. Submission of extended CV with a focus specifically on Ex experience together with a statement of competence & commitment.
  2. Testament of proposer & supporter (him/herself a registered engineer.  [Proposer & supporter to testify to accuracy of the submission and suitability of candidate]
  3. Check on IEng/CEng registration claim.
  4. Panel peer review of submission
  5. Professional Review Interview (Interview will only be undertaken if submission is considered prima facie to meet the criteria.  Interview may be waived if demonstration is so comprehensive that qualification is considered by the panel to be self-evident.)

 

The qualification will stand as long as:

 

  • registration is maintained
  • the registrant abides by relevant PEI codes of conduct
  • a satisfactory CPD record is submitted every 3 years
  • there is no evidence conflicting with the presumption of continuing competence & commitment
  • the annual subscription fee is paid