Functional Safety – IEC 61508
The training program is based on the first three parts of IEC 61508. Case studies and practical examples are used to demonstrate the procedures for dealing with individual topics and explain the work results and documents which must be delivered. Key processes from the safety life cycle are introduced, and the tasks and responsibilities associated with them are explained.
IEC 61508 Training: Introduction, definition of functional safety management, system analysis
Part 1 of IEC 61508 requires implementation of a FSM (Functional Safety Management) system to provide an organisational framework for the development of safety-relevant electronic systems. After an introduction to Functional Safety and general overview of the sector, the program presents the tasks and methods involved in safety management together with conceptual aspects. The main design criteria of standards and approaches for designing a functional concept and the associated system analysis are explained. The day concludes with an introduction to the requirements which must be fulfilled by Requirements Engineering.
The content of Day 1 is aimed at management executives, project managers, safety and QM managers and all staff involved in functional safety projects.
IEC 61508 Training: Development and evaluation of safety-relevant hardware
The module explains how mathematical and analytical methods can be applied to verify hardware designs fulfilling the requirements of IEC 61508 Part 2. A case study is used as the basis for a detailed explanation of the systematic approach to be used in analysis and the method of determining the necessary probabilistic safety parameters.
The content of Day 2 is aimed particularly at responsible operators and users in the field of hardware and software development, heads of functional safety projects and safety managers.
IEC 61508 Training Module 3: Development and evaluation of safety-relevant software
Part 3 of IEC 61508 presents methods, procedures, documentation and the software safety life cycle, which must all be taken into consideration in developing safety-relevant software. Practical examples are used to introduce the principles underlying the standard and the procedures for dealing with the requirements of this part of the standard.
The content of Day 3 is aimed particularly at users and responsible operators in software and hardware development, heads of functional safety projects and safety managers.
The examination takes 3 hours and takes the form of a written test on Levels 1 and 2.
After completing the test, attendees receive a certificate confirming their qualification and are entered in the list of certification-holders on our website.
Our certificates do not have an expiry date.
Title: FS Engineer IEC 61508
Title: FS Professional IEC 61508
Conditions: 6 years of professional experience in the field of functional safety (may be reduced to up to two years depending on educational qualifications – Bachelor’s, Master’s) and proof of collaboration in at least two FS projects.
Title: FS Expert IEC 61508
Conditions: on request
€ 690 per attendee and each single day
€ 1900 for the package excluding examination fee
€ 2400 for the package including examination fee (FS engineer)
€ 750 examination fee for FS professional
The examination as FS engineer can just be booked in combination with a 3-day Training IEC 61508.