2.5-Day Course Overview

This functional safety training course is for engineers working on programmable machinery and control systems.

Standards covered in this course include ISO 13849 (Safety of Machinery – Safety-Related Parts of Control Systems) and IEC 62061 (Safety of Machinery – Functional Safety of Safety-Related Electrical, Electronic, and Programmable Electronic Control Systems). In addition, other topics such as hazard identification and risk assessment in accordance with ISO 12100 will be covered. Case studies such as motor drives and safety PLCs will also be used to provide examples of how the requirements and concepts of the standards are applied.

ISO 13849, IEC 62061, and the EU Machinery Directive Training Topics

  • Role of EN ISO 13849 and IEC/EN 62061 in machine safety regulations
    • EU Machinery Directive
    • OSHA
  • Comparative overview of EN ISO 13849 and IEC/EN 62061
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment (according to the ISO 12100 standard)
  • Design in accordance with ISO 13849
    • Risk reduction and required performance level
    • Determination of required performance level
    • Parameters of performance level
    • Mean time to dangerous failure (MTTF), diagnostic coverage (DC)
    • Measures to avoid common cause failures (CCF)
    • Failures to be considered and fault exclusion
    • How to perform FMEDA
    • Evaluation of performance level (“simplified procedure”)
    • Software safety requirements
    • Software-based parameterization
    • Combination of SRP/CS to achieve PL
  • Design in accordance with IEC 62061 (considering overlaps with ISO 13849):
    • SIL assignment
    • Specification of requirements for SRCFs
    • Functional decomposition
    • Realization of subsystems
    • Determination of the safety performance of the subsystem
    • Estimation of PFHD of subsystems
    • Contribution of common cause failure (CCF)
  • The future of IEC 62061 and ISO 13849
  • Identify the required risk reduction and functional safety ratings (PL and SIL) to be provided by control systems
  • Develop a safety concept that satisfies the requirements of both ISO 13849 and IEC 62061
  • Apply the steps required by both ISO 13849 and IEC 62061 to achieve the required risk reduction and validate it

Optional UL-CFSP Exam

Participants who complete all 2.5 days of training are eligible to take a two hour certification exam in the afternoon of the third day. Those who pass the exam are individually certified as a UL Certified Functional Safety Professional in Machinery or UL-CFSP. Results are provided immediately.