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Functional Safety of Electrical Systems, Machinery Parts and Control Systems, and Electrical Control Systems

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Course Description

Functional Safety is the part of the overall safety of a system or piece of equipment that depends on the system or equipment operating correctly in response to its inputs, including the safe management of likely operator errors, hardware and software failures and environmental changes. It is an additional step beyond the traditional product safety assessment and tackles our ever increasingly complex world of interoperating technologies and the hazards they cause.

This 5-day course will include the following standards with an exam on the final day.

IEC 61508-x: Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety related systems
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.


Day 1: Introduction

  • Overview
  • Risk analysis
  • Standards & Regulations
  • Terms, Definitions
  • FSM, V-Model
  • Requirements engineering
  • Concept:
    • SRS S-FMEA
    • Safety Concept
    • V&V
  • System evaluation

Day 2: Software

  • Terms, Definitions
  • Development Process, V-Model
  • Techniques and Measures
  • Pre-existing SW
  • Tools
  • Documentation
  • Configuration management
  • Introduction in SOFTEMA

Day 3: Hardware

  • Terms, Definitions
  • Development Process
  • Techniques and Measures for avoidance and control of systematic failures
  • Failure rates and FMEDA
  • PFD/PFH-and SFF-Calculation
  • Data communication
  • ASICs / FPGAs
  • Introduction in SISTEMA

Day 4: Safety of machinery

  • Design aspects of safety-related control systems for machinery according to ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62012

Day 5: Examination

  • Test (3h) for Functional Safety Certified Engineer / Professional IEC 61508
  • Certificate of attendance states IEC 61508, ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061
  • Condition for the Functional Safety Engineer/Professional examination is the participation in all training days.

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