An Introduction to IEC 61508
Our introductory course provides delegates with a thorough understanding of the IEC 61508 standard “Functional safety of electrical/ electronic/ programmable electronic safety-related systems”.
As the reliance on Electrical, Electronic and Programmable Electronic Systems (E/E/PESs) for the execution of complex safety functions continues to increase, the need to comply with industry best practice and demonstrate due diligence becomes paramount. Covering IEC 61508 requirements, as well as design implications and key concepts relating to the achievement of functional safety, this course provides a framework for best practice.
The course provides delegates with an understanding of relationships between all parts of the standard as well as an overview of hazard and risk assessment, including the concept and derivation of safety integrity levels. Key concepts relating to the achievement of functional safety are covered, as are the implications of software and hardware design.