Develop Safety Critical Applications – based on IEC 61508



Functional Safety
Date: 03-04/09/2024
Place: Online
Language: English
Price: 2.000 EUR, 22.800 SEK, 14.900 DKK

Format: Instructor-led online training

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Magnus Kindberg (SE, NO)
Phone: +46 (0)40 59 22 22

Heidi Lehtomäki – Finland
phone: +358 40 196 0142

Klaus Ahrensbach – Denmark
Phone: +45 3116 1019

The course provides an overview how to develop safety critical products and applications. It introduces the terminology and concepts of functional safety such as safety integrity levels and their allocation, risk management, safety life cycle and safety management. The content is linked to the most applicable general safety standard IEC 61508 that is further mapped down to the related industry specific standards IEC 62061, ISO25119, ISO26262.

The course will also cover the advanced topics on developing safety critical applications with a focus on applying SW methods and tools used for achieving safety targets. It will show how to plan the SW development lifecycle, and how it is affected by constraining safety requirements and through a case study.

Furthermore, it will illustrate the effects on the project documentation (SW requirements specification, design documentation, testing documentation, etc.). Some of the tools available for providing support for different techniques used to meet certain SIL criteria will be presented.

Course Goal

Help you to scope and plan your activities better for safety but also introduce the set of methods and tools development engineers can use to achieve safety goals.

Previous / Knowledge

No formal requirements but some level understanding of product development life cycle needed. The most important principles will be introduced again though focusing on SW development activities.

The following subject matters are covered:

Day 1

  • Functional safety introduction and examples
  •  IEC 61508 structure and revisions
  • Related standards: IEC 62061, ISO25119, ISO26262 etc.
  • ISO 13849:2023 (new)
  • Management process
  • HW considerations
Day 2

  • Software lifecycle
  • IEC61508 Part 3 – SW related part
  • Relevant parts of IEC 61508 Part 1
  • IEC61508 Part 6 (w.r.t. the application of IEC61508-3)
  • IEC61508 Part 7 (Annex C)
  • Certificated or recommended tools


Training Format

Format: Instructor-led online training

Duration: 2 days, totally 14 hours



The instructor is a TÜV SÜD-certified Functional Safety Professional, and has extensive experience in various fields, such as aviation and defense, safety-critical software, the automotive industry, and embedded software development.


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