From transport to medicine, from design of energy plants to leisure parks – for manufacturers and operators in all fields of industry, the quality and safety of complex machinery are paramount, impacting on the day-to-day safety of people, animals and the environment. The rapid spread of digitisation and automation throughout all aspects of life and fields of industry enables increasingly complex and interconnected processes and systems to be smoothly controlled, yet also presents safety technology with ever more advanced challenges. One example is the field of collaborative robotics, in which man and machine work hand in hand.
In the field of Functional Safety, TÜV SÜD provides global support at component, system and plant level in numerous areas of application including process technology, mechanical engineering, logistics, medical engineering, household appliances, automation, steam and pressure systems, automotive, rail signalling technology and rail vehicles. Under the umbrella of various Legal Entities, around 250 staff around the world work on Functional Safety projects for application-dependent and generic programmable electronic systems (PES). We also provide our customers with impartial safety assessments, testing and certification, training and risk evaluation services. In addition, our experts are active members of the main standardisation bodies.
To provide our customers with a clearer overview of our services in the field of Functional Safety, we are currently engaged in producing a detailed catalogue of these services, which will enable you to find the right TÜV SÜD representative for your needs rapidly and efficiently in future.
In the field of Functional Safety, we provide global introductory webinars and training courses on IEC 61508 and DIN EN ISO 13509. A list of all TÜV SÜD Rail courses on Functional Safety for the Automation/Embedded Systems and Rail sectors can be found in our training overview.