Top Misunderstandings about Functional Safety

Webinar

learn about common Misunderstandings and how to avoid such errors in future safety projects

Throughout our 20 years of experience in testing and certifying functional safety related systems and components, our TÜV SÜD experts have observed recurring issues arising from misunderstanding of some concepts of functional safety. In our webinar, we highlight some of the most interesting errors about high level safety concepts and detailed implementation aspects (hardware and software). Furthermore, we clarify those misunderstandings, so that you can recognise and avoid such errors in future projects.

This webinar addresses persons firstly approaching functional safety as well as experienced safety engineers, safety managers and project leaders who are familiar with functional safety topics and would like to learn about some non-conventional functional safety aspects.

Presentation 45 min, Q&A 15 min


Key topics covered:

  • Common misunderstandings about SIL concepts

  • Common misunderstandings about hardware and software in functional safety projects

  • Common misunderstandings about terms connected to functional safety

  • Overview of safety architectural design facts

  • Corrective statements about those common misunderstandings


About the speaker

Dr Thomas MaierChristian Dirmeier
Senior Safety Expert and Trainer Functional Safety at TÜV SÜD


Christian has over 12 years of experience in functional safety projects related to process industry, machinery and safety system evaluation. Christian is also the convenor of the IECEE Working Group 32 “Functional Safety” and a Technical Certifier for Functional Safety and Industrial IT Security. He acts as trainer since 2011 for various functional safety standards and also was lecturer for software reliability at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.

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