Functional Safety Training
Functional safety is a specific aspect of safety management that relates to a particular system or piece of equipment operating correctly. The aim of functional safety is to bring risk down to a tolerable level and to reduce its negative impact.
Functional safety looks at the potential dangers arising from the malfunctioning of a system or piece of equipment. It then involves putting in place backup safety measures to overcome the malfunction.
With the increasing use of automated equipment for manufacturing, test, and process control, the need to avoid injuries, equipment damage, and environmental damage is more critical than ever.
The systems covered under functional safety are designed to automatically prevent dangerous failures or to control them when they occur. It helps engineers design a system that can execute specific functions correctly, even under non-intended use (or sometimes even misuse).
Functional safety is part of the overall safety of the system (machine or car) as well as individual components used in the system which are also expected to perform the function they were designed for.
Functional safety relies on active systems, as opposed to passive systems. An example of an active safety system is the use of smoke detectors to detect a fire danger and the subsequent intelligent activation of a fire safety system. In contrast, a passive system such as a fire-retardant door is not a functional safety measure because there is no active system triggered.
At the heart of functional safety are safety standards intended to provide guidelines for system manufactures. There are functional safety standards for just about every industry. This is due to increasing demands and expectations from governments and workers have led manufacturers and suppliers to use predictable ways to achieve and design equipment to meet certain safety requirements.
For example, in cars, functional safety standards ensure that airbags instantly deploy only during impact and not while driving. Also, the fuel injector system control ensures that the car only accelerates when a command is given. Brake systems activate when required. In a modern vehicle, functional safety ensures the correct operation of all automotive electronics including control software.
Every company should feel obligated to provide equipment and processes that are safe for users, the community and the environment. The failure to ensure that safety measures are in place can lead to personal injury or death.
The use of functional safety devices can help reduce the risks for hazardous events and help meet governmental agency requirements.
Functional Safety Training Courses by Tonex
Tonex offers several courses in Functional Safety Training.
A particularly popular course is the 3-day Automotive Functional Safety ISO 26262 Training Bootcamp that covers the background of ISO 26262 standard, its scope, the main differences from IEC 61508 (the general safety standard), and how the scope varies with adding new systems.
Another well-received course is the 3-day Functional Safety and Hazard Analysis Training that covers overall safety and hazard analysis depending on a system or equipment operating correctly in response to its inputs. Learn ow to address functional safety and hazards and carry out and the level of performance required of each safety function to meet the expectations and requirements.
Software System Safety Engineering Training is a 3-day boot camp style crash course that covers all aspects of Software System Safety Engineering (SSSE). Focus is on Software System Safety (SwSS) and its primary objectives.
Tonex functional safety training programs cover requirements for automotive, transportation, medical, defense, aerospace, aviation, space, and many industrial end equipment. Participants also learn about development of IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 functional safety applications.
All courses and seminars prepare participants for compliance with functional safety standards.
Why Choose Tonex?
Tonex is not typical. We are very flexible and can even tailor our courses to meet your specific needs.
Also, our world class instructors are not only experts in their fields, they also bring real world experience into the classroom so attendees receive more realistic and balanced training.
Tonex has been offering classes and seminars in technology and advanced business topics for nearly 30 years. So far we have helped over 20,000 developers in over 50 countries stay up to date with cutting edge information from our training categories.
Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.
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Functional Safety Training