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Functional Safety of Machinery

Omron - TÜV Rheinland

Omron is an accepted course provider of the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program for the training “Functional Safety of Machinery”.

Participants will learn the theoretical and practical information concerning standards and formal risk assessment methodology necessary for the Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) exam and certificate.

Upon completion of this training, the participant should be able to:

  • List the requirements for and be able to conduct a risk assessment
  • Correctly identify, interpret and apply the standards for Functional machine Safety
  • Apply the hierarchy of controls
  • Identify appropriate risk reduction measures and commensurate with level of risk
  • Identify safety devices and their proper applications per current standards
  • Create a safety circuit design and distinguish among various safety Category
  • Explain how different architectures and designs affect safety levels
  • Identify and execute the required safety calculations

Target Group

This training is for experienced engineers with an interest in Functional machine Safety.

Agenda

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Day 1

  • Introductions
  • Functional Safety
  • Legal Regulations
  • Standards
  • Machinery Directive
  • EMC
  • Low Voltage Directive
  • CE Marking
  • Standards Structure
  • Risk Assessment

Day 2

  • ISO 13849
    • Categories
    • Basic Safety Principles
    • Well Tried Safety Principles
    • Well tried Components
    • Probability of Dangerous Failures
    • MTTF
    • Diagnostic Coverage
    • Common Cause Failures
    • Fault Exclusion
    • Performance Level and PFHd
  • Design Considerations
    • Elements
    • Inherently Safe by Design
    • Safety Distance
    • ISO 13857

Day 3

  • Guards
    • Fixed
    • Movable
    • Adjustable
  • Mechanical Switches
  • Non Contact Switches
  • Light Curtain
  • Area Scanners
  • Muting
  • Blanking
  • Mats, Bumpers, Edges
  • Two Hand Controls
  • Enabling Control Device
  • Restart
  • Reset
  • Safe Motion
  • Emergency Stop
  • Emergency Switching Off

Day 4

  •  IEC 61508
  •  Functional Safety Management
  •  IEC 62061
    • Quality Management System
    • Verification
    • Validation
    • Software
    • Architecture
    • Safe Failure Fraction
    • PFHd
    • Common Cause Failure
    • Diagnostic Coverage
    • Proof Test

Day 5

Exam

Requirements

In accordance with the TÜV Functional Safety Training Program:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in the field of Functional Safety.
  • University degree
  • or equivalent engineering experience and responsibilities as certified by employer or engineering institution

Exam

Exam duration: 3 hours.

The exam consists of 2 Parts:

Part 1: 70 multiple choice questions

Part 2: 12 open questions and 1 calculation.

Participants are required to have a calculator and copies of standards: ISO 13849-1, ISO 13849-2, IEC 62061 and ISO 12100.

Information

Participants are required to have the relevant standards during the training:

ISO 13849-1

ISO 13849-2

IEC 62061

ISO 12100