INVENSITY Functional Safety Assessment

Optimally prepared for your upcoming IEC 61508, ISO 26262 or DIN EN 50126 safety audit – quickly, reliably and without hidden costs.

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INVENSITY Functional
Safety Assessment

Are you a manufacturer or supplier eager to launch your product in your target market or start with your series development? Does your customer or the market require you to provide proof of compliance with certain safety standards? Are you looking for feedback that affirms what you are doing is enough for the audit?

The INVENSITY Functional Safety Assessment optimally prepares you for your upcoming IEC 61508, ISO 26262, or DIN EN 50126 safety audit – fast, reliable, and without hidden costs.

In addition to the assessment of your product’s current status in terms of safety standard conformity for your target market, you will also receive specific step-by-step instructions to help raise your product to the desired safety level. On top of this, our audit-experienced consultants will prepare you for the audit situation as part of a training course.

Our INVENSITY Functional Safety Assessment provides reliable and swift support in ensuring the safety of your product, giving you clarity and the certainty that you are optimally prepared.

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Philipp Hofmann
Head of Safety Management

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With the INVENSITY Functional Safety Assessment, you can rely on expertise, speed and reliability.

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Request your quote today – uncomplicated, fast and professional.

Philipp Hofmann
Head of Safety Management

Pricing

Request your quote today – uncomplicated, fast and professional.

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Add-on service

Safety management consulting & services

We are also happy to support you in your operational work to achieve the desired level of safety. Get in touch with us!

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Entry into a new market

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Relevant standards

IEC 61508 is the international standard for the functional safety of electrical, electronic, and programmable electronic systems. It specifies requirements for the entire life cycle management of safety-critical systems, from design to decommissioning.

The aim of the standard is to identify, assess and reduce risks associated with the functioning of systems to minimize potential hazards to people, the environment and the system. Under this standard are further standards specified for the areas of industry, medicine, buildings, household, energy and transportation.

We can support your process with our IEC 61508 assessment, which will allow you to start the audit quickly and prepared.

Developed specifically for the safety of electrical and electronic systems in motor vehicles, ISO 26262 is commonly used in the automotive industry. It defines guidelines that cover the entire life cycle of a vehicle system, including development, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning.

The aim of ISO 26262 is to identify, assess and manage risks associated with electronic systems in vehicles to increase the safety of vehicles and minimize potential hazards for drivers, passengers, and other road users. Compliance with ISO 26262 is mandatory in the automotive industry and includes different safety integrity levels (SIL), which are applied depending on the risk assessment of the system.

Thanks to our many years of experience in ISO 26262 consulting, we are happy to support you in your concerns to achieve a quick and successful result for you.

DIN EN 50126 is a standard that deals with the specification and assessment of the reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety (RAMS) of railroad applications. It considers the entire life cycle of railroad systems, including management and technical processes.

The aim of DIN EN 50126 is to improve the safety and performance of railroad systems by identifying and assessing risks and taking appropriate measures to control and minimize them. In the railroad industry, this standard is crucial as it ensures the reliability and safety of railroad systems to reduce accidents and operational disruptions.

Our DIN EN 50126 consulting provides you with a comprehensive support and prepares you for your audit.

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Purchasing Process

1. Get in touch with us by phone, e-mail or contact form.

2. We will arrange an appointment with you, or directly schedule a meeting with us via our online booking platform.

3. In our conversation we will clarify all important questions about the offer, the timing and the necessary access to information provided by you.

4. Immediately after our meeting, you will receive the detailed quote and, if desired, a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

5. We can start carrying out the assessment within two weeks. This is how long the quote is valid. Faster starts (up to an immediate start within 24 hours) are possible by arrangement.

6. If you accept the offer within two weeks, the INVENSITY team will start on the agreed date – if necessary, also at your premises.

Frequently Asked Questions

Generally, a product cannot be placed on the market without certification. To ensure the correct functioning and effectiveness of protective devices, the legislator prescribes functional safety assessments or audits. Depending on the product, its intended use, and the place where it is to be marketed, there may be local, national, or international requirements. Even if no legal requirement exists for a component or product to be certified for functional safety, this is usually required by the OEM or their suppliers.

To carry out the Functional Safety Assessment, INVENSITY requires a range of essential documents and information. These documents vary depending on the industry and the relevant safety standard. These standards define the requirements that must be met to ensure the safety of functional systems in various industries, such as automotive, rail and general industrial applications.

Below are various documents that are required to perform the assessment.

  • IEC 61508
    • Safety Analyses
    • Safety Plan
    • Safety Case
    • Safety Requirements
    • Functional Safety Assessment
    • HW / SW Manuals
    • Validation Plan
    • Validation Report
  • ISO 26262
    • Safety Analyses
    • Safety Plan
    • Safety Case
    • Safety Requirements
    • Verification and Validation Plan
    • Verification and Validation Report
    • FSC
    • TSC
  • EN 50126
    • Safety Analyses
    • RAMS Management Plan
    • RAMS Requirements Specification
    • RAMS Verification & Validation
    • Reliability Analysis
    • Availability Analysis
    • Maintainability Analysis

Access to internal systems is (probably) not required, since the conformity check can be carried out usually with the above-mentioned documents.

The protection of your intellectual property is of the utmost importance to us. To ensure that your data and content are protected, we always conclude a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with every contract. This agreement defines the confidentiality of our collaboration and prohibits the disclosure of confidential information to third parties without your expressed permission. Additionally, we have robust safety measures and internal policies in place to ensure the protection of your intellectual property throughout the course of the project. This includes being ISO 27001 certified. Your trust is important to us, and we are committed to protecting your data and ideas at every stage of our collaboration.

We offer our customers a fixed price for the Functional Safety Assessment. You may get in touch with our contact person, Philipp Hofmann, to take advantage of an individual consulting service.

With our offer, you benefit from the following advantages:

  1. Fast implementation within 2 weeks: We offer speedy delivery of services, including a gap analysis, action plan and audit training, exactly when you need them.
  2. Transparent performance & costs: With a clear process, a fixed package price and precise results, we guarantee you the desired output with no hidden costs.
  3. Precise guidance for immediate actionability: Our step-by-step guidance empowers you and your team to achieve your goals immediately by providing concrete and action-oriented instructions.
  4. Years of experience and expertise: Our consultants have extensive experience and expertise in the safety industry, guaranteeing you reliable and professional support.
  5. Timely and efficient support: We provide flexible and efficient support to meet your needs quickly and effectively, whenever you need it.
  6. Maximum data protection and confidentiality: Your intellectual property is in safe hands with us, ensuring compliance with all data protection regulations and safety standards.
  • Generally speaking, an audit is typically a review of compliance with standards and procedures, while an assessment is a more comprehensive evaluation of the performance, effectiveness and safety of a system or organization.
  • An audit is a formal examination or review of a system or organization that ensures compliance with established standards and procedures. In safety management according to IEC 61508, an audit typically refers to the verification of compliance with processes and procedures specified in the standard. This can include, for example, checking the implementation of safety measures, the safety management system, or the documentation. An audit is usually conducted by internal or external auditors to confirm that the company or organization complies with safety standards and adequately assesses and addresses risks.
  • An assessment is a more comprehensive evaluation or assessment of a system or organization against various criteria defined in the audit such as performance, effectiveness, or compliance. In the context of safety management according to IEC 61508, an assessment can include a broader review that not only covers compliance with standards and procedures, but also evaluates the performance of the safety system and the effectiveness of safety measures. This may also include an evaluation of the risks and safety integrity of the system to ensure that it meets safety and reliability requirements. An assessment can be conducted internally or externally and may require a more detailed analysis than an audit.
Once we have received all the necessary documents, you can expect results within two weeks. Our efficient processes enable us to provide you with the desired analyses, action plans or training quickly and accurately.
Yes, after conducting the gap analysis and identifying the potential risks, INVENSITY can also support you in the operational closure of the safety gaps. We offer this service as an add-on for the Functional Safety Assessment in our product portfolio. Significant errors in the development process can not only cost you valuable time in the long term, but also money. Depending on your needs and the gap in standards compliance, we can offer you an optimal service from software/hardware development to testing and project management. Outsourcing these work packages saves you in-house personnel resources and enables you to reallocate them.
In short – the level that you require. We are comfortable with the highest safety level such as ASIL D or SIL-4. But, if your product only requires to comply with a medium safety level such as ASIL-B / SIL-2, we will respect that and not overengineer our recommendations. The relevant safety level depends on your specific product and the desired operating environment. During the development of the product, the required safety level is determined by analyzing the product in accordance with IEC 61508, ISO 26262 or EN 50126.
  • INVENSITY provides you with a report at the end of an assessment, e.g. in the form of a presentation, in which we outline the results of your assessments. In this report, we summarize the findings of the assessment and provide recommendations on how potential security gaps can be closed.
  • You will receive an official certificate by the auditing authority after completion of an audit.
    Please take note that we cannot guarantee if your audit will be passed by the auditing authority. Nonetheless, with our more than 10 years of experience with safety assessments, we can optimally prepare you for the final audit.
The basic standard for functional safety is IEC 61508. Specific industry standards have been developed from the standard in order to better derive requirements and specifications.

These sectors include industry, construction, transportation, energy, and medical technology. Just to name a few industry standards, these include IEC 62061 for machinery in industry. In transportation, ISO 26262 for automotive and DIN EN 50126 for railway are also based on the IEC.

In general, it can be said that IEC 61508 considers the appropriate methods for achieving functional safety in the systems it covers. IEC 61508 is relevant for safety-related systems that contain electrical, electronic and/or programmable electronic equipment (E/E/PE).

Practical examples of safety-related E/E/PE systems covered by IEC 61508 are:

  • Emergency shutdown systems
  • Fire and gas systems
  • Turbine control systems
  • Gas burner management systems
  • Automatic indicators for the safe loading of cranes
  • Safety interlock and emergency stop systems for machines
  • Medical equipment
  • Dynamic positioning systems (control of ship movement in the vicinity of an offshore installation)
  • Railroad signaling systems (including the signaling of moving block trains)
  • Variable speed motor drives used to limit speed as a protective measure
  • Remote monitoring, operation, or programming of grid-supported process plants
  • Information-based decision support tools where erroneous results may affect safety.
ISO 26262 is an international standard that deals specifically with the functional safety of road vehicles, in particular electrical and electronic systems in motor vehicles. ISO 26262 covers systems such as brakes, steering, powertrain, driver assistance systems, infotainment systems and other electrical and electronic systems in motor vehicles. It applies to all manufacturers, suppliers and developers of components, software and systems in the automotive industry. This includes OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), suppliers of vehicle components, manufacturers of electronic control units, software developers and other players in the automotive industry.

DIN EN 50126 is a European standard that deals with the safety of railroad systems. It applies to the development, operation, and maintenance of railroad systems, including rolling stock, signaling equipment, interlockings, communication systems and other relevant components in the railroad sector. The standard defines requirements for safety management, risk assessment, specification of safety requirements and other aspects to ensure the safety of railroad systems.

Functional safety is a part of general safety that depends on a system or installation functioning correctly in response to its inputs. Functional safety is achieved when each specified safety function is performed and the performance level required for each safety function is achieved.

Functional safety can be briefly described as the protection of users from technology and at the same time the protection of technology from users. However, from a technical perspective, functional safety is defined as a system designed to prevent unacceptable risks of injury or damage to the health of individuals through the correct execution of one or more automatic protective functions, often referred to as safety functions. A safety system comprises one or more safety functions.

It should be emphasized that a functional safety system actively participates in the operation of the system by responding to predefined triggers and causing the overall system to actively change. Objects such as fire doors or clothing that function passively are not considered functional safety systems.

Do you have any further questions?
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Philipp Hofmann
Head of Safety Management

Do you have any further questions?
Please contact me!

Hello, I am Philipp Hofmann – head of our Center of Excellence Safety Management. My team and I aim to provide you with the best possible preparation for your upcoming safety audit.

If you have any questions about our INVENSITY Functional Safety Assessment, the service package, the pricing, or any other concerns, feel free to contact me. You can use the button and simply book an appointment with me. You can also reach me at the telephone number or e-mail address provided.

I look forward to getting to know you and learning how we can serve you in the best possible way.

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