Industry 4.0 changes the world of automation. Cobots, AI, predictive maitenance drive a paradigm shift in automation.

In almost all their use cases, machines have to work in an environment populated by operators, maintenance staff or even interact with the public. Because of this proximity the safety of their various functionalities is paramount. In a connected world cyber security must be maintaind throughout the life cycle in addition.



CertX evalutes the safety and security risks of your products according the EU machinery directive EU 2006/42 and related standards such as EN/IEC 61508, EN/ISO 13849, EN/IEC 62061 through a comprehensive certification and inspection program.

To mitigate cybersecurity risks to a safe and unterintrupted operation we may certify your equipment according to IEC 62443 at the same time.

CertX, your key partner for supporting you in all functional safety topics

EU Type Approval for Machine Directive EC 2006/42 and CE Conformity

You have a safety critical machine? It needs an electronic control to maitain safety? In this case you will need an EU type approval to be able to sell your product in the EU.
We provide an officially recognized EU type approvals. 


    CertX provides EU type approvals for machinery according to anex IV of the EC 2006/42 machine directive:

    • Protective devices designed to detect the presence of persons.
    • Logic units to ensure safety functions.

    Product Inspection & Certification for

    ISO/IEC 61508 / 13849 / 61496 / 62061

    Our services verfiy the compliance of your product with the related standard(s) for e.g. an integration into a machine or saftey related equipment.  You will be able to demonstrate to your clients the compliance with safety standards without disclosing any IP. Internally you may use our detailed inspection or compliance checklist to improve your product and minize product liability risks.


    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.



      Andreas Gruber

      Head of Functional Safety
      T +41 26 309 29 95