Implementing Functional Safety Standards - Experiences from the Trials about Required Knowledge and Competencies (SafEUr)

Richard Messnarz, Christian Kreiner, Ovi Bachmann, Andreas Riel, Klaudia Dussa-Zieger, Risto Nevalainen, Serge Tichkiewitch

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In the EU project SafEUr (518632-LLP-1-2011-1-AT-LEONARDO-LMP) the partnership developed a skill set with learning objectives, training materials, and tools to teach and coach the implementation of IEC 61508 and ISO 26262. Automotive, Medical, and Nuclear industry gave inputs to the project. A group of above 20 multinational companies (SOQRATES which also are active in automotive industry (some of them represent the largest suppliers in Automotive industry) organised reviews and trial courses with safety managers. This led to a defined set of skills and tools we expect from functional safety managers and functional safety engineers. In this paper we describe the results of SafEUr, the feedback we received from the collaboration with leading automotive industry and the next steps in 2013 to launch this schema with official certificates from end of 2013 onwards.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
Volume364 CCIS
ISBN (Print)9783642391781
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event20th European Conference on System and Software Process Improvement, EuroSPI 2013: EuroSPI 2013 - Dundalk, Ireland
Duration: 25 Jun 201327 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume364 CCIS
ISSN (Print)18650929


Conference20th European Conference on System and Software Process Improvement, EuroSPI 2013


  • Certification
  • ECQA
  • Functional Safety Engineer
  • Functional Safety Manager
  • Integrated Safety Design and Technical Safety Concept

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production

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