ISO 26262 Training course modules
Course modules 1 to 4 introduce you to the processes necessary for your role in the safety life cycle (Min recommended for beginner). You are familiarized with the individual topics with the help of practical examples. All course modules 1 - 4 adopt a situation-based approach to the role of safety analyses and supporting processes and the resulting deliverables. Explanations of the necessary work products and appropriate treatment of safety plans are naturally an integral part of all modules.
All modules can be ordered individually or in combination. Even a beginner, whose goal is to take the Functional Safety Engineer exam can choose to sit through the more advanced modules 5 and 6 to become familiar with the material.
- Module 1 : Overview of Functional Safety and FSM for ISO 26262 Sections 2, 8, 9
- Module 2 : From Risk Analysis to System Design for ISO 26262 Sections 3, 4, 8, 9
- Module 3 : Development and Assessment of Safety-Relevant Hardware for ISO 26262 Sections 5, 8, 9
- Module 4 : Development and Assessment of Safety-Relevant Software for ISO 26262 Sections 6, 8, 9
- Module 5 : Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) & Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- Module 6 : Failure Mode & Effects Diagnostics Analysis (FMEDA)
Overview of Functional Safety and FSM for ISO 26262 Sections 2, 8, 9
The new ISO 26262 Module 1 “Functional Safety Management” is a half-day introduction to Functional Safety for the automotive sector. Participants gain a general overview of ISO 26262 and the main planning activities for safety-relevant development. Detailed explanations of Sections 2, 8 and 9 of ISO 26262 and the resulting activities are given. The course is ideal for executives, managers, project leads, safety managers and all users of ISO 26262 seeking to gain an overview of the additional efforts involved over and above the standard development process. After completing the course, you will be familiar with all steps of the safety life cycle as per ISO 26262 and the safety activities that must be addressed.
From Risk Analysis to System Design for ISO 26262 Sections 3, 4, 8, 9
ISO 26262 Module 2 “From Risk Analysis to System Design” is a full-day course focusing on Section 3 – Concept Development, Section 4 – System Design, and parts of Sections 8 and 9. Module 2 is primarily aimed at those with responsibility for producing and processing functional, concept and system development projects and for all users of ISO 26262. In the course and the practical exercises in small groups, these participants are familiarized with the principles of drawing up hazard and risk analyses and deriving safety goals and parameters and using them as a basis for designing a Functional Safety concept. In addition, they receive an introduction to producing system requirement specifications and are taught how a technical safety concept is developed in the system phase. They learn about the special features of the various roles, such as OEM, Tier 1 and Tier 2, and about the practical relevance for the automotive industry in this system phase. After completing this module, participants are familiar with the main steps in concept and system development as per ISO 26262 and the preconditions that must be established for the phases of hardware and software development.
Development and Assessment of Safety-Relevant Hardware for ISO 26262 Sections 5, 8, 9
Our ISO 26262 Module 3, “Development and Assessment of Safety-Relevant Hardware”, is a full-day training course providing an introduction to the requirements in Sections 5, 8 and 9 of the standard. The requirements for safety-related hardware development are presented and complemented with the help of an exercise on creating the FMEDA hardware fault tolerance metric. You learn the necessary individual processes and activities that are critical for hardware development. Module 3 is aimed particularly at those with responsibility for producing and processing hardware and software development projects as well as all users of ISO 26262. After completing this course, participants are familiar with the key connections between system development, hardware development and software requirements from the perspective of the vendor responsible for hardware supply.
Development and Assessment of Safety-Relevant Software for ISO 26262 Sections 6, 8, 9
The full-day course in ISO 26262 Module 4 “Development and Assessment of Safety-Relevant Software” familiarizes participants with the necessary processes and testing activities for safety-related software development. The requirements set forth in Sections 6, 8 and 9 are examined in a structured manner based on the software development cycle and underpinned with practical examples. You will be familiar with HSI and be able to establish connections with hardware development. Module 4 is aimed particularly at those with responsibility for producing and processing hardware and software development projects as well as all users of ISO 26262. After completing this course, participants are familiar with the key connections between system development, hardware development and software requirements from the perspective of the vendor responsible for hardware supply.
The role and application of safety analysis
Module 5 “The role and application of safety analysis”, is a full-day training course that focuses on the efficient usage of safety analysis tasks within an safety dependent development. Furthermore, the resulting activities for hardware development, as well as planning of safety activities, are explained. The background, ISO 26262 requirements for probabilistics and knowledge about neccessary input data to execute system FMEA and fault-tree anaylysis FTA are explained by practical examples. Module D is aimed particularly at QM employees, managers, project leaders, safety managers as well as all users of ISO 26262 who would like to get an overview of the additonal efforts in comparision to the standard development process. After completing this module, participants know the most important steps of the analysis "S-FMEA" and "FTA" and which roles safety lifecycles are detecting.
Training Hardware Safety Analysis - FMEDA according to ISO 26262
Our ISO 26262 Module 6 "Hardware Safety Analysis - FMEDA" will give you, in two full-day sessions, the specialized knowledge of the requirements of ISO 26262 - Volume 5 for developing the FMEDA. For safety-related hardware development the necessary requirements are presented and supplemented by means of an exercise to develop the hardware circuit. You will learn processes and activities which are necessary for developing the metrics. The module 6 is particularly intended for responsible persons of the hardware who are involved in the ISO 26262 safety lifecycle. At the end of the training day you have the necessary detailed knowledge for developing the hardware metrics.
- A structured approach for conducting the FMEDA
- Definitions and requirements of ISO 26262-5:2011 with respect to the quantitative FMEDA
- Determination of hardware part failure rates using recognized industry sources like SN 29500 or IEC TR 62380
- Determination of hardware part failure modes
- Evaluation of failure modes according ISO 26262-5:2011
- Calculation of architectural and random hardware failure metrics
- FMEDA exercise for an example hardware circuit
- Application of the acquired knowledge
- Discussion of the results
This two-day training offers space for questions and discussions!
Additional to the training we recommend you to join the examination.
You can also join the exam without training.
The globally approved examination is held internationally in English.
After you pass the examinations, you will obtain TÜV SÜD certification confirming your knowledge status and conferring the title of:
“Functional Safety Engineer”
“Functional Safety Professional”
“Functional Safety Expert”