Introduction to Functional Safety – Online, July 2020

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Date(s) - 03/07/2020
9:00 am to 4:00 pm


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The course will focus on the fundamentals of Functional Safety, incorporating the generic standard IEC 61508, which is a key cornerstone of subject and other related standards. The course continues and sets out the relationships to other sector and product standards.

This is a standalone course for people interested in finding out more on Functional Safety and is a benefit for those attending the TÜV Rheinland FS Engineer’s course, providing a grounding/reminder of the foundations of Functional Safety in advance of the four-day course.

Click here for a brief Introduction to Functional Safety.

The course can be delivered in person or via our virtual classroom.

By the end of this course, participants should have an appreciation of

  • Management of functional safety
  • Safety Lifecycle Concepts
  • Compliance framework for IEC 61508
  • Functional safety and the role of IEC 61508 and other related standards in achieving functional safety
  • The concept of risk reduction, risk reduction parameters and the concept of a tolerable risk
  • The concept of a safety function with respect to its functionality and its performance
  • The role of a safety-related, other engineered measures and risk parameters in achieving a tolerable risk
  • Concept of Safety Integrity and Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
  • SIL determination concepts and methods
  • Functional Safety Assessment and Certification

Full Course Outline is available here


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