SafEUr: Units and Elements

Les cours SafEUr sont divisés en différentes Unités, chacune contenant plusieurs Eléments.

1. Unit 1: Introduction to Functional Safety Management

The first training unit introduces the subject of Functional Safety, with a particular focus on issues related to the different existing safety standards. Basic knowledge about the complete product/system life cycle is also treated, with the aim to sensitize trainees for the importance of safety aspects in all life cycle phases.

1. International Standards

This element gives an overview about the related international standards.

2. Product Life Cycle

This element introduces aspects of the Product/System Life Cycle and their relationships with Functional Safety Management and the Functional Safety Life Cycle with respect to Processes, 

 Roles and Stakeholders, Organisations, and Risk Management. It also shows how the individual training elements are linked to these aspects.
3. Terminology

This element deals with the fundamental Functional Safety Terminology that must be understood in order to be able to correctly read and apply Functional Safety standards, methods and tools.

Unit 2: Management of Functional Safety

This unit investigates major management aspects of functional safety engineering on organisational and project level. The definition and management of so-called Safety Cases assumes a central role in the functional safety management activities, as safety cases are at the root of modern functional safety engineering methods.

1. Safety management on organisational and project level

This element includes skills needed to achieve independent organisational control and to perform project specific work and responsibilities, as defined in processes covering the whole safety life cycle.

2. Safety Case Definition

This element includes requirements to collect evidences and make necessary analysis to construct a safety case.

3. Overview of Required Engineering and V&V Methods

This element investigates methods for engineering, validation and verification (V&V) that are required to implement functional safety on a project / product / system level.

4. Establish and Maintain Safety Planning

An essential element of introducing standard compliant function safety management is that the implementation of safety plans is monitored, and that the progress is tracked and reviewed. A safety plan documents the process used to analyse system safety and enumerates the mitigation techniques being used to ensure safe system operation.
Unit 3: Engineering aspects of Functional Safety

This unit is the essential complement of Unit 2, i.e., the unit covering the management aspects of functional safety. Its main objective is to bridge the gap between the theoretical standards, and the practical implementation of the latter’s rules and requirements. This is considered the main particularity that distinguishes SafEUr from com-parable trainings in the same field.

1. System Hazard Analysis and Safety Concept

This element addresses the building blocks at the very basis of every functional safety engineering project: the identification of hazards, and the establishment of a safety concept.
2. Integrating Safety in System Design & Test

This element looks at the integration of safety aspects in system design and test.

3. Integrating Safety in Hardware Design & Test

This element focuses on hardware issues in system design and test.

4. Integrating Safety in Software Design & Test

This element focuses on software issues in system design and test.

Unit 4: Safety on Product Level

This unit addresses reliability and safety engineering aspects for integrated product design, and covers as well the required safety control mechanisms in production and maintenance.

1. Integration of Reliability in Design to Enhance Functional Safety

This element includes aspects of how reliability engineering can be integrated into the design process. It deals with methods of establishing the links between top safety events and the design parameters of a given problem, as well as the link between the modelling of the physical behaviour of the system and the design parameters.

2. Safety in the Production, Operation and Maintenance

This element includes safety aspects in productions systems, including safe start and stop modesn and safety control specifications.
Unit 5: Legal Aspects of Safety 

This unit covers legal and liability aspects as well as regulatory and qualification requirements.

1. Integration of Reliability in Design to Enhance Functional Safety

This element addresses the legal aspects of functional safety and the liability of the involved persons and organizations. It examines both the personal responsibility and the product liability. It includes aspects of how to interpret the requirements regarding functional safety in terms of personal responsibility as well as product related safety.
2. Regulatory & Qualification Requirements

This element includes skills, responsibilities and communication between different stakeholders to certify, qualify and/or license safety-critical software intensive system.