7 DEC 2021 - 9 DEC 2021

Functional Safety Engineer (FSeng) for the Machinery Sector


The aim of this course is to train the delegates in the fundamental principles of functional safety and to get their competency in the application of functional safety standards certified by TÜV SÜD.

The course includes two days of taught modules (with discussion and practical exercises), followed by a half day open book exam.

Delegates who pass the exam can apply for registration as a Functional Safety Engineer in the TÜV SÜD Functional Safety Certification Programme; registration also requires 2 years relevant experience and to have formal education qualification, for example at diploma level or above.

Who Should Attend?

The course is aimed at managers, technicians and design engineers who have responsibilities for safety related control systems of machinery.

  • Course Objectives

    By the end of the course delegates should have:

    • Gained an awareness of the key parts of the standards EN IEC 62061 and EN ISO 13849-1 including SIL Determination, Performance Levels, Diagnostic Coverage and Common Cause Failures etc, for safety circuit designs.
    • Gained an understanding of some of the differences between EN IEC 62061 and EN ISO 13849-1 and the concepts which these standards promote.
    • Gained an understanding of the requirements of the standards to deal with the avoidance of systematic errors.
    • Been made aware of the architectures of Safety Related Controls, and how these architectures relate to practical applications.
    • Gained an appreciation of the importance of component performance and reliability, and how the necessary data can be derived from readily available information.
    • Been made aware of the importance of ensuring that any software is sufficiently free from systematic errors.
    • Have an understanding of the importance of verification and validation.
  • Course Modules
    • Introduction to Functional Safety
    • Hazard & Risk Analysis
    • Safety Concept ISO 13849
    • Safety Concept IEC 62061
    • Software Development
    • Practical Exercises
    • Verification and Validation

  • Presenter // Stewart Robinson

    Stewart Robinson is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a member of the Institute of Measurement and Control. He was a member of the Safety Panel of the InstMC from 2007 and chaired that Panel for many years. He is an active member of the British Standards Institution (BSI) committees that deal with Machinery Safeguarding (MCE/3) and Measurement and Control (GEL/65). He is the nominated UK expert for: IEC TC44 MT 62061 (Safety of machinery – Functional safety of safety-related control systems); IEC TC65 WG16 (Digital Factories); IEC TC65 JWG 21 (Unified Reference Model for Smart Automation); IEC TC65 WG24 (Asset Administration Shell for Industrial Applications).

    He is listed as a Functional Safety Expert in the TÜV SÜD certification programme (I.D. TA13010249).

    In the past he has worked in the machinery sector as a practical engineer commissioning and troubleshooting machines, and as a control systems integrator working across industrial sectors. He has developed and delivered training courses for machinery in general but also for industrial control systems, in particular for Functional Safety.

    For further information please contact Stewart Robinson, by emailing [email protected]

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