With almost 50 years of experience in railway, metro and light rail transport, as well as Functional safety, TÜV SÜD has in-depth expert know-how in order to train your employees in all essential aspects of functional safety in the rail sector. Our courses are run by experts who gained their knowledge from participating in various rail projects around the world. The different modules give insights into the standards EN 50126 (IEC 62278), EN 50129 (IEC 62425), EN 50128 (IEC 62279) and EN 50159.
The training targets developers, testers, project leads, quality representatives and safety officers primarily focusing on the development of programmable electronic safety systems; users and integrators of safety devices and systems, etc. within the rail industry.
Our training course modules A to D introduce you to the processes necessary for your role in the safety life cycle. All training course modules adopt a situation-based approach to the role of supporting processes and the resulting deliverables. Explanations of the necessary work products and appropriate treatment of safety plans are naturally an integral part of all modules.
The training modules below can be combined with the FSCP Functional Safety Certification Program to gain a TÜV SÜD certificate confirming your knowledge status. Register for the FSCP exam as “Functional Safety Engineer”, “Functional Safety Professional” or “Functional Safety Expert”.
Module A on “Functional Safety in the Rail Industry” is a one-day introduction to the individual CENELEC standards, designed to provide a general overview and outline the main planning activities in safety-related rail development. EN 50126 focuses on aspects of RAMS, influencing factors and risk assessment.
Module EN 50126 (IEC 62278) – RAMS includes the following topics:
Module B “System and Hardware Assessment” introduces the requirements of safety-related hardware development. You get insights into individual basic methods (FMEA, FTA, Markov models), processes and activities that are critical in hardware development.
Module EN 50129 (IEC 62425) – System safety includes the following topics:
Module C “Development & Testing of Safety-Relevant Software” covers the processes and testing procedures in safety-relevant software development. Requirements are determined in a structured manner based on the software development cycle and underpinned with case studies as practical examples, finally enabling you to establish connections to hardware development quickly and easily.
Module C: EN 50128 (IEC 62279) – software includes the following topics:
Module D, “Safety Relevant Data Transfer”, provides an overview of threats related to data transfer and counteractions to overcome them. Fundamental requirements must be in place to enable secure data transmission between signalling facilities connected to open transmission systems. After completing the course, you will be able to evaluate the hazard rate of the transmission channel.
Module D: EN 50159 - Safety Relevant Data Transfer includes the following topics: