SELLA CONTROLS is pleased to announce the signing of a Joint Venture agreement with Functional Safety Training specialists C&C Technical Support Services Limited

The Joint Venture offers over 50 years of experience in the delivery of Functional Safety Consultancy, Training and workshops. The Joint Venture will allow the collaboration and development of a growing Functional Safety and Cyber Security Training business.

With SELLA CONTROLS’ experience in delivering Functional Safety applications, and C&C’s international experience in providing the prestigious TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer and Technician certificate courses, it provides an excellent fit for both businesses.

John Blackwell, SELLA CONTROLS’ Managing Director commented; “We are delighted to have signed this agreement with C&C Technical Support Services and look forward to a great future with them. It is the making of a great relationship which strengthens our Functional Safety business.”

Clive Timms, C&C Technical Support Services Managing Director commented; “SELLA CONTROLS have a great reputation for delivering Functional Safety solutions and we look forward to working closely with them to deliver Functional Safety and Cyber Security training and consultancy.”

Company Brief – C&C Technical Support Services

Established in 2002 C&C Technical Support Services (C&C) is based in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire and has over 50 years of experience in the process sector specialising in the application of the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 standards for Functional Safety. The company provides expert engineering training and consultancy support to global process industries including oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation (including nuclear) and water. The training provision benefits from blending a wide spectrum of practical experience into all courses. This is taken form the many years of extensive involvement in Process Hazard Analysis, SIL determination risk assessment methods, SIS design, SIS verification, SIS validation as well as operations and maintenance activities. The company also has a ‘proven-in-use’ methodology for undertaking Functional Safety Assessments for FS related projects and operations and maintenance.

C&C is a leading global provider of the prestigious TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Program, and were one of the first companies approved to offer courses within this program. All of the consultants are FS Senior Expert or FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) as well as TÜV Rheinland approved trainers for the following courses:

  • Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) SIS
  • Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) PH&RA
  • Cyber Security Specialist for IACS (TÜV Rheinland) CySEC
  • Functional Safety Technician (TÜV Rheinland) SIS

The company provides a schedule of open public training in the UK and overseas or in-house training, and the latter can often be customised to meet clients’ specific needs. All training is also available as interactive Virtual Classroom sessions, and examinations can be taken at a later date in a number of global locations.

C&C strongly believe that no matter where someone sits within an organisation, or what roles and responsibilities they have, everyone should have a clear understanding of the hazards present, what is in place to provide protection against them and why.

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Front row left to right: Clive Timms C&C & John Blackwell. Back row left to right: David Kirkwood C&C & Eddy Turnock.