ISO 13849 & IEC 62061- Functional Safety for Machinery Sector

Online course

Online course

Course Description

Today’s industry needs cross-disciplinary knowledge to achieve the maximum quality, reliability and safety. Constantly changing functions in mobile and stationary systems require companies to reach high levels of expertise, particularly with regard to safety, in order to master this complexity. Safety regulations insist that persons with responsibilities in these environments must possess adequate specialist knowledge. TÜV SÜD possesses the needed expertise to train your employees in all aspects of safety of machinery. Our training program involves courses without certification, as well as with certification for customers who would like to demonstrate their qualification externally.

This 4-day course will include the following standards with an exam on the final day.

  • ISO 12100: Risk assessment according to international standard 12100
  • ISO 13849-1: Safety of machinery — Safety-related parts of control systems
  • IEC 62061: Safety of machinery: Functional safety of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems

Successful completion of the course exam is required to earn a TÜV SÜD Academy certificate.

Who Will Benefit?

The training targets engineers, testers, project leads and quality representatives primarily involved in the development, production and implementation of programmable electronic safety systems and other appropriate systems and subsystems in the machinery safety area and execute the development based on ISO 13849 and IEC 62061

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course delegates should have:

  • Gained the techniques for Risk Assessment (ISO 12100) including Hazard Identification, Risk Estimation & Evaluation and calculating Hazard Rating Number.
  • Gained an awareness of the key parts of the standards (BS EN 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 BS EN 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.
  • 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 (ISO 13849-2)

Course Agenda

Day 1: Risk Assessment

  • Risk assessment according to international standard ISO 12100 and best practice
  • Methodologies for risk assessment based on real examples
  • Step by Step procedure for risk assessment completion
  • Hazard Identification, Risk Estimation, Risk Evaluation and Hazard Rating Number
  • Introduction to risk reduction techniques following risk assessment completion
  • Practical workshop for risk assessment with worked examples

Day 2 & 3: Functional Safety - ISO 13849 & IEC 62061

  • Introduction to Functional Safety
  • Hazard & Risk Analysis
  • Safety Concept ISO 13849-1
  • Safety Concept IEC 62061
  • Software – lifecycle, embedded and user software
  • Safety System Architectures
  • Example for PL evaluation with Sistema
  • Evaluation of the safety parameters – PL, category, MTTFd, DC and CCF
  • Practical Exercises
  • Verification and Validation ISO 13849-2

Day 4: Examination

The Written examination will be of three (3) hrs where the use of only printed training content provided is permissible.

Course Materials

Learners must obtain copies of the ISO standards to be referenced during the course. The standards may be purchased through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ( and/or American Society for Quality (ASQ) (

Course Requirements

  • 2 years relevant experience along with formal educational qualification, like diploma or above.
  • Participation in the 3 day training of the above mentioned certification


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