IEC 61508 Consultancy & Training
The team at Lorit Consultancy has been dedicated to the topic of Functional Safety for years and is therefore also an experienced partner in the application of the IEC 61508 series of standards for Functional Safety of safety-related electrical/electronic/programmable electronic systems.
Whether you need consultancy, support or training – we support your team with our expertise in safe product design.
About IEC 61508
The international series of standards provides general procedures for all activities of the safety life cycle for systems. The aim is to develop systems consisting of electrical and/or electronic and/or programmable electronic (E/E/PE) elements in such a way that there are no disproportionate or unacceptable hazards to the user and the environment.
IEC 61508 is a basic standard and is used as the basis for application-specific standards in a wide range of industries.
Reference IEC 61508 to ISO 26262
ISO 26262 has evolved from the IEC 61508 series of standards and defines the main procedures for electrical/electronic systems in the automotive industry.
While the IEC 61508 series of standards consists of 7 parts and is used in various industries, ISO 26262 comprises 12 parts and is used exclusively for road vehicles.
What is central to both standards, however, is the focus on safety analyses and the required work products. The safety analyses focus on Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Failure Mode and Effects Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA).
Consultancy & Support:
- Hazard and risk analyses
- Beta factors
- SIL Definition
- Fault Tree Analyses (FTA)
- Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
- Embedded software reviews, e.g. architecture, tool selection and metrics compliance
- Hardware reviews including metrics such as Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostic Coverage (FMEDA)
- System Architecture
- Writing of all relevant work products, reviews and reports
We offer (online) training courses that can be customised to meet your requirements in terms of date, format and content.
In our IEC 61508 course, we highlight all aspects of Functional Safety of this generic standard and look at the similarities with the ISO 13849 and IEC 62061 standards that are directly derived from it.
The focus of the course is on the entire life cycle of a product, starting with the determination of the need, development and verification of the safety functions, through to production, maintenance and decommissioning.
You will thus learn the basics for the application of the IEC 61508 standard with practical examples and group exercises and benefit from our industry knowledge and experience.