EU Project SafEUr – Competence Requirements for Functional Safety Managers
Functional Safety has become a vital property of many products and systems. There is a clear trend to move safety functions from pure mechanics into electronic control units. Therefore over the recent years, various standards have evolved describing the properties and certification criteria of safety-critical electronically controlled products and systems. In order for a particular product to be adapted to the requirements of different target markets, the integration of functional safety considerations according to the relevant standards into the complete product creation processes and organisations is essential. This integration requires special competencies that define the new job role of a Functional Safety Manager. This article gives an overview of these competency requirements in the context of the documentation of the first results, the targets, and the scope of the EU project SafEUr, which aims at putting in place a Europe-wide on-line training and certification program for functional safety managers according to the requirements of several industry sectors, as well as the experiences from research and practical safety engineering projects.
KeywordsFunctional Safety Management Integrated Safety Design Training Certification
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