Functional safety ensures that safety risks due to hazards caused by the mal-functional behaviour of systems are reduced to an acceptable level. These safety risks are increasing in the rail industry as rail technology is becoming more and more complex, with both hardware and software interacting in different ways and components that are sourced from multiple markets. In the rail industry, the CENELEC EN 5012X (or the equivalent IEC standards) govern functional safety worldwide:
EN 50126 (IEC 62278) – RAMS
EN 50128 (IEC 622279) – Software
EN 50129 (IEC 62425) – System safety
The benefits of functional safety assessment and testing against relevant rail standards include:
TÜV SÜD has global in-depth knowledge of processes and procedures in the rail sector, and decades of experience conducting functional safety testing. We have a base of international and local experts in all key markets worldwide who work with you along the entire product development lifecycle and support you from the onset of your project with technical expertise that will result in a safe and reliable product.
As one of the leading global independent assessment bodies we ensure you achieve compliance at an acceptable cost with our unique pro-active and pragmatic approach.
TÜV SÜD supports you along the development lifecycle with all requirements to ensure a safe product design: