exida Academy Training

IEC 61508 – An Introduction to Functional Safety for Mechanical Elements

Course Code: FSE 213


Course Description:

The IEC 61508 standard for functional safety of electrical /electronic and programmable electronic systems, explains the concepts of safety integrity levels, the safety lifecycle, and many detail requirements needed to ensure functional safety. The standard is comprehensively reviewed, and documentation requirements, project implica¬tions, and maintenance/operational implications are explained. Also, checklists and other implementation tools are presented.

Course Topics:

  • Introduction to IEC 61508 background
  • Definitions
  • The IEC 61508 safety lifecycle project engineering flowchart
  • Exercise probabilistic, evaluation techniques
  • Project operations and maintenance
  • General product development process requirements
  • Product requirements
  • FMEDA analysis
  • Development tool requirements
  • IEC 61508 company implementation

Skills You Will Learn:

  • Understand the scope and general requirements of IEC 61508
  • Understand how to apply the safety lifecycle at a project level
  • Understand the basic requirements for product development
  • Understand test requirements and documentation requirements
  • Understand the concepts of FMEDA and mechanical probabilistic hardware analysis

Who Should Attend:

  • Control engineers
  • Safety engineers
  • Risk analysts
  • Safety equipment development engineers

Course Length: 2 days 

The FSP Exam (Software Development):

The exida Functional Safety Practitioner (FSP) program is a certificate program that provides confirmation that an attendee shows competency by retaining the knowledge presented in this course. The FSP program also provides an analysis of where the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses lie, helping participants judge their competency level if interested in obtaining a certification like the CFSE or CFSP. The exam will be given at the conclusion of the training course, and is optional. Therefore if you wish not to participate, please let your instructor know. The candidate must achieve a minimum of 80% on the exam in order to receive their FSP certificate.

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