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Functional Safety IEC 61508 Training

Training courses in Functional Safety according to IEC 61508

ABOUT THE FUNCTIONAL SAFETY IEC 61508 TRAINING

Based on our diverse practical experience in the field of Functional Safety and on our active membership of the relevant standard bodies, we supply you with the necessary expertise in the cross-industry generic standard IEC 61508 2nd Edition.

The training program is based on the first three parts of IEC 61508. Case studies and practical examples are used to demonstrate the procedures for dealing with individual topics and explain the work results and documents which must be delivered. Key processes from the safety life cycle are introduced, and the tasks and responsibilities associated with them are explained.

 

TRAINING DETAILS

Virtual Training schedule

21 - 24 June 2021 | 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm SGT | 3 modules

Exam

25 June 2021 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm SGT

Training options:

  • Exam only - SGD 1,000
  • Single module - SGD 1,250
  • Three modules - SGD 3,150
  • Package: 3 modules with exam - SGD 4,000

*For single module, just exam or team registrations, please indicate in the enquiry box on the form.

 

Discount of 10% is applicable for:

  • SIAA member
  • ARTC member
  • SMF member
  • Group registration of 3 or more
  • Early bird registration by 21 Apr 2021
*Please indicate in the enquiry box on the form, if you fit any of the criteria for the discount. 

 

Who should attend

The training is designed for developers, testers, project leads, quality representatives and safety officers primarily focusing on the development of programmable electronic safety systems and aiming to implement these developments based on the internationally recognised IEC 61508 standard.

IEC 61508 FUNCTIONAL SAFETY TRAINING CONTENT AND MODULES

The IEC 61508 training consists of several modules which can be booked separately or in combination.

The training modules below can be combined with the Functional Safety Certification Program (FSCP) exam to gain a TÜV SÜD certificate. Register for the FSCP exam to be certified as “Functional Safety Engineer”, “Functional Safety Professional” or “Functional Safety Expert”.


  • MODULE 1: IEC 61508 TRAINING - INTRODUCTION, DEFINITION OF FUNCTIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT, SYSTEM ANALYSIS

    Part 1 of IEC 61508 requires implementation of a FSM (Functional Safety Management) system to provide an organisational framework for the development of safety-relevant electronic systems. After an introduction to Functional Safety and general overview of the sector, the program presents the tasks and methods involved in safety management together with conceptual aspects. The main design criteria of standards and approaches for designing a functional concept and the associated system analysis are explained. The day concludes with an introduction to the requirements which must be fulfilled by Requirements Engineering.

    The content of Day 1 is aimed at management executives, project managers, safety and QM managers and all staff involved in functional safety projects.

    Trainer: Mr Christian Dirmeier

  • MODULE 2: IEC 61508 TRAINING - DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF SAFETY-RELEVANT HARDWARE

    Module 2 explains how mathematical and analytical methods can be applied to verify hardware designs fulfilling the requirements of IEC 61508 Part 2. A case study is used as the basis for a detailed explanation of the systematic approach to be used in analysis and the method of determining the necessary probabilistic safety parameters.

    The content of Day 2 is aimed particularly at responsible operators and users in the field of hardware and software development, heads of functional safety projects and safety managers.

    Trainer: Mr Thomas Kreten 

  • MODULE 3: IEC 61508 TRAINING - DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF SAFETY-RELEVANT SOFTWARE

    Part 3 of IEC 61508 presents methods, procedures, documentation and the software safety life cycle, which must all be taken into consideration in developing safety-relevant software. Practical examples are used to introduce the principles underlying the standard and the procedures for dealing with the requirements of this part of the standard.

    The content of Day 3 is aimed particularly at users and responsible operators in software and hardware development, heads of functional safety projects and safety managers.

    Trainer: Mr Christian Dirmeier

 

FSCP FUNCTIONAL SAFETY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM IEC 61508

With our FSCP Functional Safety Certification Program, you can be certified in Functional Safety. After completing the exam, attendees receive a certificate confirming their qualification according to their chosen FSCP level and are entered in the list of certification-holders on our website.

Level 1: FS Engineer IEC 61508

Level 2: FS Professional IEC 61508

Conditions: 6 years of professional experience in the field of functional safety (may be reduced to up to two years depending on educational qualifications – Bachelor’s, Master’s) and proof of collaboration in at least two FS projects.

Level 3: FS Expert IEC 61508

Conditions: on request

The exam will be conducted virtually. All participants in the exam will receive the link to access the exam on the day the exam is scheduled. The exam takes 3 hours and takes the form of a written test on Levels 1 and 2. Our certificates do not have an expiry date.

 

  • OUR TRAINERS

    MR CHRISTIAN DIRMEIER

    SENIOR SAFETY EXPERT AND TRAINER FUNCTIONAL SAFETY AT TÜV SÜD
    Mr Christian Dirmeier has over 12 years of experience in functional safety projects related to process industry, machinery and safety system evaluation. 
     
    He is the convenor of the IECEE Working Group 32 “Functional Safety” and a Technical Certifier for Functional Safety and Industrial IT Security. He is the trainer since 2011 for various functional safety standards and also a lecturer for software reliability at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.

     

     

    MR Thomas Kreten

    Expert FOR FUNCTIONAL SAFETY AT TÜV SÜD

    Mr Thomas Kreten has over 13 years of experience working with TÜV SÜD and he is an experienced Functional Safety trainer. 

    He graduated from TU München with a Diploma of Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering. 

     

 

BENEFITS OF TAKING THE IEC 61508 TRAINING COURSE

  • Enhance your efficiency – with training courses linking theory with practical experience in the area of functional safety.
  • Minimise risks – by keeping your employees up to date with regard to standards and regulations in science and technology, thus enabling them to identify problems before your operations are affected. Avoid product recalls and loss of reputation by applying an optimised tailored process.
  • Gain competitive edge – by applying your knowledge of the diverse roles throughout the safety life-cycle, in order to develop the best solutions for you and your customers.

 

CONTACT US FOR ENQUIRIES

To contact someone from TÜV SÜD, you may email us at [email protected] or call +65 6778 7777.

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