The proportion of machines in the industrial domain is increasing rapidly due to the improvement of their efficiency and the expansion of the possibilities that such kind of robots can offer the factory operator.

They can operate 24/7 and complete even complex tasks in various steps of the product manufacturing like: assembly, welding, material removal, transport and packaging.

In almost all their use cases, machines have to work in an environment populated by operators, maintenance employees, and other members of the manufacturing chain. In some specific cases, they may also interact with the public.

Because of this proximity with human beings and the strength of such kind of robots, they can cause injuries that can be fatal if the safety of their various functionalities is not ensured.

It is the company obligation to assess the risk and ensure that no one will be exposed to unacceptable risks. CertX ensures the safety and security of your products according the available standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 13849, IEC 62061 through a test and certification program.

As a certification body, CertX use its in-depth know how on the standards to offer a lean and comprehensive assessment and certification program which helps customers to have safer product on-time on the market.

Product Assessments & Certification for ISO/IEC 61508 / 13849 / 61496

Functional Safety for Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Safety-Related Systems. 

The goal is to show the compliance of the product with the related standard. The result is a certificate and the assessment report specifying all the findings as well as for certifications a compliance report  identifying all non-conformities and recommendations.

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CertX provides independent assessment according to the different parts of the standard depending on the needs of your project.

Functional Safety Management assessment:

  • Management system
  • Policy
  • Organization and competencies
  • Life-cycle
  • Documentation
  • Conformance plan
  • Internal procedures
  • Supplier management

System assessment:

  • Hazard and risk analysis (Risk Graph, Layer of protections,…)
  • Review of overall system specification & safety requirements
  • Product identification & specification
  • Mission profile evaluation

Hardware assessment:

  • Functional safety planning
  • Lifecycle requirements
  • Failure rates & Diagnostics
  • Safe-failure fraction & Hardware fault tolerance
  • Data communication
  • Maintenance
  • Measures for systematic fault avoidance
  • Validation records

Software assessment :

  • Functional safety planning
  • Configuration management
  • Lifecycle requirements
  • Safety & integrity function requirements
  • Requirement traceability
  • Safety functions and diagnostics
  • Testability and tests
  • Data communication
  • Proven in use arguments
  • Supporting tools
  • Module & integration testing
  • Impact analysis
  • Validation

Learn more about our product assessments or about our certification process

Training & Person Certification

CertX provides a dedicated person certification program at different level of expertise for responsibilities for safety management related to ISO/IEC 61508 and 13849.

CertX experts can also provide customized and in-house training to meet the your needs for qualifying your staff.

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Please find our course programs for:

ISO/IEC 61508 Red Belt Functional Safety

ISO/IEC 13849 Red Belt Functional Safety 

CertX experts can also provide customized and in-house training to meet your needs for qualifying your staff.

You will find an actual overview on courses, venues and dates on our training page.

See more details about our qualification scheme at our training & person certification process page.


Eric Silva
Head of the Machinery department
T +41 26 309 29 93

CertX AG
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