EUR ING Simon J Burwood BEng (Hons.), MIET, FSaRS, RFSE CEng, FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland)
Having started his journey at the prestigious Brunel University studying Electrical Engineering, Simon has gained over 15 years of experience working in safety-related applications. His early years were spent ‘hands-on’, working in manufacturing designing electrical and programmable electronic safety-related control systems for high volume machines.
The Oil and Gas industry then beckoned, where he took the role as a Functional Safety Consultant. In this capacity, Simon has worked globally chairing and facilitating HAZOP and SIL Determination studies. He specialises in IEC61508/61511-compliance and reliability analysis for Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Manufacturing and other industries.
As an experienced Safety Engineer, he has also worked for a major contractor in the offshore power industry, delivering Quantified Risk Assessment, Safety Requirement Specifications and SIL Verification studies for major projects.
Simon’s most notable achievements include (but are certainly not limited to): becoming a Chevron-certified Safety Objective Analysis Facilitator (SIS-201 & SIS-202); achieving BP-approved status as a HAZOP and LOPA study facilitator; selection by the IET as an Expert Tutor for the 2012-2014 IET Professional Development Course on Safety Critical Systems and development of ESC’s in-house software tool, ProSET®. Simon also made major contributions to The Safety Critical Systems Handbook (2010 edition – 978-0080967813) and is a regular speaker for The Institute of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) annual SIL Seminars. Simon is a Registered Functional Safety Engineer (RFSE) through InstMC and is also a member of the BSI GEL/065/01 Committee and has recently been appointed to the IEC 61511 Maintenance Committee (MT61511) as a UK expert on Functional Safety.
Simon is a certified FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) in both Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) and Process Hazard & Risk Analysis (PH&RA) – (TÜV Rheinland, #269/16, SIS & PH&RA). He is also an approved Trainer in trainings held within the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program