ISO-13849 Functional Safety Red Belt Certification

Course Identifier:  e21-001

ISO 13849: 2015 provides safety requirements and guidance on the principles for the design and integration of safety-related parts of control systems (SRP/CS), including the design of software. For these parts of SRP/CS, it specifies characteristics that include the performance level required for carrying out safety functions. It applies to SRP/CS, regardless of the type of technology and energy used (electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, etc.), for all kinds of machinery. It does not specify the safety functions or performance levels that are to be used in a particular case.

This training guides you through the whole life cycle by explaining the sometimes not so clear requirements and by providing application examples in order to ensure the correct understanding of each and every participant.

Our course is structured based on a top-down approach allowing trainees to book one or multiple days tailored to their needs. However, the exam given the third day requires that all training days (1-to-2) have been followed by the trainee.

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Day 1 – ISO-13849 Introduction, Risk analysis and architecture constraints

  1. Machinery directive and type of standards
  2. Harmonized vs non-harmonized standards
  3. ISO 12100 risk assessment and risk reduction measures
  4. Risk analysis according to ISO 13849
  5. Safety functions and Safety performance
  6. Standard categories and their PL


Day 2 – ISO-13849 Safety Metrics, Software and Validation

  1. Evaluation of the safety metrics (MTTFd, DC, CCF)
  2. Measures against common cause failures
  3. Software requirements
  4. Module test, integration test and validation
  5. Validation process


Day 3 – Exam

The exam will be taken at the end of the course.

In case the individual trainee achieves a minimum of 75% of the total score he/she will receive a certificate valid for a period of 3 years.

In case of non-achievement of the minimum score he/she will receive a confirmation of participation.

Upon the agreement of the individual we publish his/her certificate and validity on our registry accessible through our website.

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