Functional safety

About Us

SILMETRIC® consultants are all professionally qualified engineers with significant experience in assisting equipment designers and users achieve their functional safety objectives.

Our approach always starts with listening to our clients in order to understand their goals and define a clear strategy for success. Through our services our clients can build evidence of safe and compliant safety equipment to meet their marketing, customers’ or regulatory requirements.

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SILMETRIC’s Director and Principal Consultant, Paul Reeve, says:

“We strive to be the best in our field, both technically and professionally, and to fully satisfy or exceed our customers’ expectations. We pride ourselves in being able to provide bespoke and pragmatic solutions to meet their needs”.

So, what do our customers say about us?

“Silmetric surpassed our expectations with the delivery of Functional Safety Management training applicable to the machinery safety sector. Paul’s comprehensive and in depth knowledge and experience of EN 61508 allowed him to emphasise the specific topics relevant to EN 13849 and EN 62061, provide practical advice on how to meet the requirements, and suggest document structures for realisation of compliance.

Paul also provided additional information beyond the initial requirement of the training regarding the relationship of FSM with ISO 9001, further demonstrating his breadth of knowledge. I would not hesitate to use Paul for further support during the development of our systems.”

Jason Emery, Engineering Manager, Omron Safety Service Europe

“The overall experience of working with Silmetric was one of simplicity and professionalism.

With a broad knowledge of various industries Silmetric offered many examples and provided technical advice to the questions that were posed, while remaining very approachable and patient as we continued in great detail to review site specific information. Constructive in their approach; Silmetric ensured our needs were not only met, but our understanding of functional safety and other various standards improved upon which has benefited the site as a whole.

An extremely professional and knowledgeable company, who are specific to the needs of the client and whom I would have no hesitation in recommending or using again in the future”.

Ian Love, Power Superintendent, Alcan Aluminium UK Limited

“We have engaged Silmetric for consultancy and training in functional safety, in order to support the integration of functional safety into our Quality Management System. They have been able to deliver training courses to meet our specific needs and pitch them at a level that suited the range of experiences of the audience. They were able to translate their technical expertise in the field of functional safety (IEC 61508 and IEC 61511) into clear and practical advice. The guidance and resources they have provided have greatly assisted the development of our processes and functional safety competencies. We expect to continue to rely on their services to support our functional safety needs, and would recommend them to others.”

Paul Storey, Functional Safety Authority, Tracerco

“Trolex used Silmetric to provide introductory training and guidance for the implementation of Functional Safety. Their excellent knowledge of the IEC 61508 standard and how to apply it to our scale of company and area of business was evident. Consequently, we have used Silmetric to assist us with the implementation of functional safety and found them to be accessible, responsive and able to assist us in a way that is tailored to our specific requirements”.

Henderson, SIL Compliance Manager, Trolex Ltd

“Paul has helped guide us through the technical and lifecycle complexities of functional safety in a very helpful manner. He has offered feedback on ideas and helped with difficulties in a timely and very flexible manner to help ease us up the learning curve and progress our projects efficiently”.

Nigel Tester, Principal Engineer, Pyroban Ltd

“Oliver Valvetek has utilised Silmetric on a number of recent projects. The product focused training on the standards such as 61508 and 61511 has enabled us to provide documentation to our client’s satisfaction relating to the Safety Integrity Levels for a range of actuated valves. Our company has certainly learnt from the experience of working with Silmetric, in its ability to produce safe and reliable products. We will continue to use Silmetric as consultants for future projects whenever they are needed”.

Paul Shillito, Engineering Director, Oliver Valves/Valvetek/Twinsafe Ltd

“Paul Reeve showed a great deal of knowledge on the subject and was able to impart this knowledge on to the delegates. All of our attendees benefitted significantly and we would have no hesitation in using this trainer should the need arise again”.

B. Taylor, Certification & Training Manager, Cooper MEDC Ltd

“We have recently taken part on a Silmetric training course, our knowledge of how SILs apply to our equipment significantly increased after the training, this trainer knows the subject to a deep level, all of our questions were very clearly answered, we will be using Silmetric again for future training”.

M. Bentley, Engineering Manager, Penny and Giles Controls Ltd

“Paul Reeve has recently delivered SIL training and SIL verification for Instromec Ltd. We can confirm that all work was undertaken in a very professional manner and completed to our satisfaction, on time and within budget. Paul demonstrated an in depth knowledge in the area of Safety Instrumented Systems and the verification methodology in compliance with the relevant standards. We have no reason why we would not recommend Paul to other companies requiring an engineer to provide a similar service”.

J.R. Coxell, Director, Instromec Ltd