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Basic principles of Functional Safety acc. to IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 in Process Technology

06/22/2022 - 06/23/2022 Online Event duration: 08h to 12h (4 hours per day)

This 1-day workshop imparts basic principles and information of Functional Safety regarding protection equipment.

Details and terms of the standards IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 will be explained in a clear and intelligible context.

This workshop is only available in English language as in-house workshop.

Target Group

System integrators, designers, marketing and sales responsible persons, product managers, project managers, quality managers, test authorities and managers




Legal position of IEC 61508 and IEC 61511

Contents of IEC 61508 and IEC 61511

Risk Analysis

  • How much safety is needed?
  • Risk graph acc. to IEC 61508-5/IEC 61511

Management of Functional Safety

  • Definition of life-cycle phases
  • Documentation
  • Validation (assessment) of Functional Safety
  • Modifications
  • Competencies
  • Suppliers

International Standard IEC 61511

  • Application Area
  • Proven in use
  • Normative requirements to SW-development
  • Validation
  • Verification
  • Safety-related parameter
  • Hardware Fault Tolerance
  • Safe failure fraction (SFF)
  • Probability of failure on demand (PFDAV)
  • Conherence of PFDAV and Proof Test Intervall (PTI)
  • Structural requirement of subsystems
  • Validation of safety-related parameter


€ 780 without VAT

Registration and terms of participation

The attendance fee includes conference materials, refreshments and lunch. The registration is binding once confirmed by the organizer in writing. Invoices will be issued shortly before prior to the start of the event. Please note that, because of the limited number of participants, we will charge a cancellation fee of 50% of the attendance fee for any cancellation received later than two weeks before the beginning of the event. No part of the attendance fee will be refunded for cancellations received later than one week before the event. The event only takes place with a minimum number of 10 participants. If a workshop/training has to be cancelled for reasons for which TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH is responsible, only participation fees already paid will be refunded.

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This workshop is held live online either via Skype or MS Teams.

  • Registered participants will be invited to attend the live online workshop by email.
  • An invitation to attend either a Skype or MS Teams session will be sent by TÜV Rheinland to each participant in due time.

In case participants do not have Skype or MS Team available, the invitation sent by TÜV Rheinland will allow and guide them to get according access.

  • One week before the live online workshop, a technical check online meeting will take place in order to assure that registrant’s technical requirements (laptop, video camera) as well as the working ambience (quiet working area) are suitable.
  • In case major technical difficulties occur during the live-online workshop, participants can re-attend the workshop at a later date.
  • Workshop documents are made available via a download link.


Workshop Start: 9 am
1st Session: 9 am – 12 am
Lunch Break: 12 am – 1 pm
2nd Session: 1 pm – 4 pm
End of Workshop: 4 pm


Short breaks of 5 minutes will take place every half hour.

Video should be switched on throughout the live online workshop, as it allows the trainer to see participants and to keep eye contact.

Participants are advised to assure that they are attending the live online workshop from a quiet room atmosphere.

Venue: Online
Event Dates: 06/22/2022 - 06/23/2022

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