Functional Safety Assessment
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A functional safety assessment (FSA) is an independent investigation, based on evidence, to judge the functional safety achieved by one or more safety instrumented systems or safety related electrical control systems.
FSA requires an independent person from your project or plant in order to give a truly objective viewpoint. It also needs someone who is competent with functional safety requirements and has experience of projects involving functional safety.
eFunctionalSafety has developed a full FSA procedure and detailed checklist that covers the requirements of multiple standards, including IEC 61508, IEC 61511 and IEC 62061.
We provide the FSA leader and write a detailed plan which outlines the FSA scope, boundaries, methodology and deliverables.
The FSA leader directs the FSA activity and provides interim and final reporting to assist your project in demonstrating compliance.
Functional Safety Planning and Project Management
If you have never been involved with a safety system project, it is not necessarily immediately obvious what needs to be done, in which order, and by who. The standards provide a framework, but it takes experience to know what is important and what isn't.
We have that experience from many projects. The poorly handled projects tend to go wrong because the need for writing and following a functional safety plan simply haven't been recognised early enough.
We can provide a template plan and work with you to adapt that to meet your detailed project requirements and help manage your project more effectively.
Functional Safety Audit - FSAu
Functional Safety Audit (FSAu) is subtly different from assessment. Instead of making a judgement on achieved functional safety, an audit can be conducted to determine if functional safety procedures are being correctly followed. This can be completed on a project, or on an operational system.
FSAu can also be conducted in conjunction with an FSA. This is usually recommended if no assessment or audit activities have previously been completed.