Functional safety standards like IEC 61508, IEC 61511 and associated industry sector standards like the automotive standard ISO 26262 define requirements for functional safety management and functional safety assessments as well as documentation for these procedures. Project managers and engineers have the obligation and responsibility to conform to these requirements throughout all relevant phases of the safety life-cycle. Our audit and certification services are based on these requirements, and we support companies in developing a compliant functional safety management system.
Based on ISO 17021 and ISO 17065, TÜV Rheinland offers its services for auditing and certification of Functional Safety Management Systems (FSMS) and processes according to the requirements of the following international standards:
The auditing and certification process starts with a pre-audit, followed by a document review, a certification audit and finally, initial certification. After initial certification, we carry out surveillance audits and later recertification audits to assure the compliance of your FSMS and processes.
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Achieving certification of your FSMS or processes confirms that you have met the requirements defined in the applicable international safety norms. This provides your company with a competitive edge on the market, reassuring potential and returning customers that your organizational procedures and processes adhere to state-of-the-art performance standards.
In addition, the careful evaluation of all safety-related project processes as part of your Functional Safety Management System helps you increase efficient and consistent safety project execution and continuous quality improvement. Ultimately, these improvements translate into savings – both of money and time.
The objectives of Functional Safety Management certification are:
Our list of certified customers includes large enterprises from around the globe: Yokogawa, ABB, Schneider Electric, Siemens, HIMA and Endress + Hauser, among others. Many of these companies’ worldwide affiliates are audited and certified for their implementation of a mature Functional Safety Management System. This gives them a strong competitive edge when tendering for international safety projects, since compliance with IEC 61511 and/or IEC 61508 is a unique selling proposition. FSMS auditing and certification by a neutral party such as TÜV Rheinland translates into an additional and substantial market advantage.
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Companies and their FSM certificates can be viewed in TÜV Rheinland’s Certipedia database. Please click here.