Article archive for Sira Test & Certification Ltd
‘Hazardous Areas’ Training takes off in Dubai
(05 February 2013)
CSA-Sira Consulting Ltd recently held a training event in Dubai to an audience of some of the leading oil and gas operators in the region. In addition, delegates who attended the training also sat Unit Ex 001 assessment under the IECEx Competence of Personnel Scheme (CoPC), offered independently by Sira Certification Service. read more...
CSA-Sira Issues 100th IECEx Personnel Competence Certificate.
(14 January 2013)
On 21st November 2012, IECEx Certification Body CSA-Sira issued its 100th certificate under the IECEx Competence of Personnel Scheme. This now puts the number of people certified under the Scheme at 144 in total, with 3 other IECEx CBs having certified the 44 others. read more...
CSA-Sira 2013 training programme
(11 September 2012)
CSA-Sira provides a comprehensive range of courses for those working in potentially explosive atmospheres and the environmental monitoring industry. Training covers: IEC; ATEX 94/9/EC & 137; DSEAR; IEC 61508 Functional Safety; MCERTS Environmental Monitoring (Air & Water); and IECEx Certification of Personnel Competence & Competence Professional Schemes. read more...
Can you demonstrate Functional Safety Competence?
(07 August 2012)
The latest 2010 version of the Functional Safety standard, IEC 61508, has placed a greater emphasis on competence within all organisations engaged in the lifecycle of a Safety Related system in order to select the appropriate competence in relation to particular tasks. Read more read more...
IECEx grants Sira full scope-extension for personnel competence certification scheme
(25 June 2012)
Sira Certification Service, a leading ATEX and IECEx Certification Body, has been granted a full scope extension by IECEx for the Certificate of Personnel Competence (CoPC), enabling it to certify competence of persons working in or associated with hazardous areas. Read more read more...
Sira 2012 Training Now Available
(17 January 2012)
Sira provides a comprehensive range of courses for those working in potentially explosive atmospheres and the environmental monitoring industry. Training in the principles of:
ATEX; DSEAR & ATEX 137; IOSH Managing Safely; Environmental & MCERTS; IECEx Training & Competence and Competence Professional. See our range of training courses by launching our electronic training brochure - click here read more...
Sira is recruiting
(25 August 2011)
Product Design Engineers
Lecturers: Ex Hazardous Area Trainers
Process Safety Engineers#
Functional Safety Engineers
Electrical Safety Engineers
External quality auditors/inspectors# read more...
Sira Signs Exchange Agreement with Korean Body, KGS
(17 August 2011)
Sira has signed an agreement with South Korean Certification Body, KGS. This agreement allows exchange of test data in support of European, IEC and Korean product approvals (HAZLOC). Read more read more...
Second person awarded IECEx competence certificate
(24 September 2010)
The Managing Director of a Thailand-based company has become the second person in the world to be certified under the IECEx Certification of Personnel Competence Scheme (CoPC). read more...
Sira issues world’s first IECEx Competence Certificate
(16 July 2010)
IECEx certification body, Sira Certification Service, has issued the world’s first IECEx competence certificate under the IECEx Certification of Personnel Competence scheme (CoPC). read more...
IEC 61508 Software Accreditation - a World First
(25 May 2010)
Sira has recently received notification to add software to its range of accredited Functional Safety certification services. The accreditation, awarded by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), confirms Sira as a leading provider of Functional Safety services, and the only body in the world to hold UKAS-accreditation for software assessment to Part 3 of the functional safety standard, IEC 61508. read more...
IEC 61508 functional safety and personnel competence services from Sira
(15 March 2010)
What is IEC 61508 Functional Safety?
Functional Safety is about a system or equipment performing specific functions to a defined level of reliability in order to control risks associated with hazardous processes or machinery. read more...
Sira talks IEC 61508 Functional Safety and Personnel Competence - Stand 21 at HazardEx 2010
(26 January 2010)
The HazardEx Event will focus on IEC 61508 Functional Safety and Personnel Competence as part of the conference programme. read more...
Lessons Learned in IEC 61508 Assessments
(20 November 2009)
Sira has conducted numerous assessments against IEC 61508, working mainly to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2 or 3. In this paper we present some of the lessons that Sira has learned and offer advice to those either specifying and using SIL-rated systems or those requiring certification for components intended to be used by safety functions. read more...
Sira- leading the way in IECEx competence of personnel scheme
(17 November 2009)
Sira has become the first certification body to undergo assessment to be approved under the IECEx Scheme for certification of personnel competence.
The IECEx Certification of Personnel Competencies Scheme is the world’s first international scheme for the certification of personnel associated with equipment, installations and servicing used by Ex industries. Read More read more...
Functional safety finds favour at ISA Expo
(20 October 2009)
Sira’s Functional Safety Expert, Paul Reeve, was recently invited to present a paper and conduct IEC 61508 training by the International Society of Automation (ISA) at their prestigious event in Houston, Texas. read more...
Looking to expand your functional safety knowledge?
(15 September 2009)
Sira & CSA, the number one IECEx certification provider, invites you to attend our series of IEC 61508 certification workshops during ISA Expo 2009. read more...
CSA acquires Sira Certification
(07 July 2009)
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has acquired British conformity assessment company, Sira Test & Certification, which specialises in the testing of safety equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres. The acquisition, which is valued initially at £8 million also covers three affiliated companies: Sira Certification Service; Sira Environmental (SEL); and Sira Consulting (SCL). read more...
UK’s first IECEx service facilities certificate issued
(26 August 2008)
Sira has become the first certification body to issue an IECEx Certificate of Conformity for the repair and overhaul of hazardous area equipment to a UK-based repair workshop. The certificate, awarded to Detectronic, is the first of its kind to be issued in the UK under the IECEx Service Facilities Program, for which Sira was also the first organisation to be officially recognised as an Approved IECEx Certification Body. read more...
Excellence rewarded at HazardEx International 2008
(01 May 2008)
This year’s HazardEx Awards were celebrated last month at a Gala dinner held at the East of England Showground in the UK during the 2008 running of the HazardEx International conference and exhibition. There were four categories in this year’s awards scheme and nominations in each category were received from safety specialists in the hazardous area sector. read more...
Cable glands certified at the double
(01 November 2005)
Peppers' cable glands are devices that are designed to permit the entry of a cable into electrical equipment and which provide sealing and retention. The company has recently launched a range of cost effective barrier glands in Europe, for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, where certification to the ATEX directive is obligatory. read more...