System Safety

System safety describes a holistic approach to identifying, assessing, and mitigating or eliminating the risks posed by a system to ensure safe operation. System safety involves the application of technical and management principles throughout the life cycle of a system. This includes identifying potential hazards, assessing the likelihood and severity of damage, implementing safety measures to mitigate risk, and managing safety aspects from design to disposal. By proactively addressing safety risks, system safety helps to prevent accidents, protect human lives and preserve valuable assets and the environment.

We are particularly experienced in the railroad application, defense industry, and with the safety of machines in various applications.​

Railroad Applications

In rail application, we are guided by DIN EN 50126, which covers safety for rail vehicle in addition to reliability, maintainability, and availability.

In order to comply with functional safety, we include aspects from SIRF guideline. It describes a methodology for proving the functional safety of rail vehicles aligned within the railroad sector for vehicles.

We support you in meeting the requirements of the standard, based on your safety compliance process. This includes, for example, the moderation of a risk analysis, the creation of a safety management plan, the preparation of a safety case or the conduction of a safety assessment.

Machinery Safety

EN ISO 12100 is a basic safety standard (Type A) and describes the fundamental methodology for the safety-related design of machinery in accordance with the machinery directive. We are specialized in this field and can support you in the implementation of this standard.

Part of the risk assessment process is, among other things, the description of the hazard scenarios, as well as the risk assessment according to the risk graph and the determination of safety measures by using type B and type C standards for risk mitigation, such as DIN EN 13849 or IEC 62061. For this purpose, we use the tool Safexpert.

Defense Industry

A guiding standard for system safety in the defense industry is MIL-STD 882E, which defines a process for eliminating hazards and reducing system hazard risks. We have extensive experience in the MIL-STD 882E system safety process, starting with hazard analysis (PHL, PHA, FHA, etc.) and ending with assessment and verification tasks (e.g. SAR). In addition, we offer knowledge and support in achieving compliance and with integrating the requirements of a functional safety standard (IEC 61508, ISO 26262) into the system safety approach.

Fuel Cell

We support you in ensuring product safety for mobile (e.g. ISO 26262; EN 50126) and stationary fuel cell energy systems (e.g. ISO 62282-3-100).

You benefit from our many years of experience in the field of fuel cells, and in particular from our overall process and system understanding, which is necessary for a high level of product safety.

Also, together with our cooperation partner ITW Schindler, we offer various technical training courses on the subject of fuel cells, as well as on the subject of occupational safety when dealing with hydrogen technology and fuel cells.

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Philipp Hofmann
Head of Safety Management