The exida SchemeThursday, May 16, 2013
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Today I was asked: “What is the exida Scheme?” If one person had this question, it is likely that others may be interested as well. Therefore, I decided to take a moment and explain the exida structure. Any Certification Body operates each product certification per a “scheme,” which references standards, notes or describes procedures, and any additional requirements of the standard.
We at exida have our own Functional Safety Certification scheme to document our procedures which are audited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). We also reference the IEC 61508 standard and document any interpretations of the standard. Lastly, we take any controversial issues/interpretations before the exida Advisory Board to offer their insight on the issue. The opinions…