Free Assessment: 95 Functional safety Things You Should Know

What is involved in Functional safety

Find out what the related areas are that Functional safety connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Functional safety thinking-frame.

How far is your company on its Functional safety journey?

Take this short survey to gauge your organization’s progress toward Functional safety leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.

To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Functional safety related domains to cover and 95 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Functional safety, Automotive Safety Integrity Level, Automotive industry, Certification, Failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis, Failure mode and effects analysis, Hazard and Operability Study, IEC 61508, ISO 26262, International Standard Book Number, Mean time between failures, Safety, Safety Integrity Level, Spurious Trip Level, System, TÜV SÜD:

Functional safety Critical Criteria:

Model after Functional safety tactics and explain and analyze the challenges of Functional safety.

– How do we Improve Functional safety service perception, and satisfaction?

– What will drive Functional safety change?

– How to Secure Functional safety?

Automotive Safety Integrity Level Critical Criteria:

Extrapolate Automotive Safety Integrity Level adoptions and work towards be a leading Automotive Safety Integrity Level expert.

– A compounding model resolution with available relevant data can often provide insight towards a solution methodology; which Functional safety models, tools and techniques are necessary?

– How can we incorporate support to ensure safe and effective use of Functional safety into the services that we provide?

– How can you negotiate Functional safety successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate client, or a deceitful coworker?

Automotive industry Critical Criteria:

Bootstrap Automotive industry tactics and reduce Automotive industry costs.

– In a project to restructure Functional safety outcomes, which stakeholders would you involve?

– Is maximizing Functional safety protection the same as minimizing Functional safety loss?

– What new services of functionality will be implemented next with Functional safety ?

Certification Critical Criteria:

Give examples of Certification outcomes and inform on and uncover unspoken needs and breakthrough Certification results.

– What is the framework we use for general Cybersecurity certifications that integrate both knowledge and skill while predicting constraints of innate abilities on performance, and do we need specific certifications?

– Will we be eligible for ISOIEC 20000 certification, even if our Service Desk, infrastructure management and applications management functions are located in different countries?

– For any workstation or server entered, have you received a completed hopkins hosted application checklist (see appendix) or equivalent certification or documentation?

– How do codes of ethics, professional organizations, certification, and licensing affect the ethical behavior of professionals?

– If the service provider is eligible for certification, then what is the scope of the processes being audited?

– Regulatory compliance: Is the cloud vendor willing to undergo external audits and/or security certifications?

– Does a supplier having an ISO 9001 or AS9100 certification automatically satisfy this requirement?

– Do not ISO 9000 and CMM certifications loose their meaning when applied to the software industry?

– In what ways are Functional safety vendors and us interacting to ensure safe and effective use?

– Highlight policy violations to users during the context of certification campaigns?

– Is the service provider eligible for certification under the scheme?

– What are the best it certifications for cloud security knowledge?

– Will we be eligible for ISOIEC 20000 certification?

– What are internal and external Functional safety relations?

– What is the scope of potential ISO 20000 certification?

– Will we be eligible for ISO/IEC 20000 certification?

– Will we be able to seek ISOIEC 20000 certification?

– What project management certifications do you hold?

– What is the scope of certification?

– What is ISO certification?

Failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis Critical Criteria:

Graph Failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis decisions and don’t overlook the obvious.

– How do your measurements capture actionable Functional safety information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?

– What will be the consequences to the business (financial, reputation etc) if Functional safety does not go ahead or fails to deliver the objectives?

– What are the disruptive Functional safety technologies that enable our organization to radically change our business processes?

Failure mode and effects analysis Critical Criteria:

Pay attention to Failure mode and effects analysis adoptions and drive action.

– What are the top 3 things at the forefront of our Functional safety agendas for the next 3 years?

– What role does communication play in the success or failure of a Functional safety project?

– How important is Functional safety to the user organizations mission?

Hazard and Operability Study Critical Criteria:

Huddle over Hazard and Operability Study leadership and find answers.

– What are your results for key measures or indicators of the accomplishment of your Functional safety strategy and action plans, including building and strengthening core competencies?

– Have the types of risks that may impact Functional safety been identified and analyzed?

IEC 61508 Critical Criteria:

Talk about IEC 61508 failures and catalog IEC 61508 activities.

– Who will be responsible for making the decisions to include or exclude requested changes once Functional safety is underway?

– Are assumptions made in Functional safety stated explicitly?

ISO 26262 Critical Criteria:

Focus on ISO 26262 results and suggest using storytelling to create more compelling ISO 26262 projects.

– For your Functional safety project, identify and describe the business environment. is there more than one layer to the business environment?

– What is the source of the strategies for Functional safety strengthening and reform?

– Is a Functional safety Team Work effort in place?

International Standard Book Number Critical Criteria:

Air ideas re International Standard Book Number goals and pay attention to the small things.

– What other jobs or tasks affect the performance of the steps in the Functional safety process?

– Does Functional safety analysis isolate the fundamental causes of problems?

– What is our Functional safety Strategy?

Mean time between failures Critical Criteria:

Accumulate Mean time between failures tactics and define what do we need to start doing with Mean time between failures.

– Who will provide the final approval of Functional safety deliverables?

Safety Critical Criteria:

Recall Safety tasks and create a map for yourself.

– How do you improve workforce health, safety, and security? What are your performance measures and improvement goals for each of these workforce needs and what are any significant differences in these factors and performance measures or targets for different workplace environments?

– How do you use other indicators, such as workforce retention, absenteeism, grievances, safety, and productivity, to assess and improve workforce engagement?

– Will the change significantly degrade safety or negatively impact adequate protection of workers, the environment, or the public?

– How do you balance the total comprehensive view of security Risk Management that incorporates safety as well as privacy in that?

– How do we ensure that implementations of Functional safety products are done in a way that ensures safety?

– Will our actions, process, program or procedure affect the health, safety and welfare of another?

– Are there any sight distance or physical obstructions that will result in a safety problem?

– What characterizes the work environment in the plants with the best safety records?

– What are the three most important things we need to focus on to improve safety?

– Are facilities and equipment adequately maintained for safety and sanitation?

– How does the organization define, manage, and improve its Functional safety processes?

– Repair, including health/safety/environmental compliance?

– Do you need to address end-user safety concerns?

Safety Integrity Level Critical Criteria:

Face Safety Integrity Level governance and reduce Safety Integrity Level costs.

– Are there any easy-to-implement alternatives to Functional safety? Sometimes other solutions are available that do not require the cost implications of a full-blown project?

– Does Functional safety appropriately measure and monitor risk?

– What threat is Functional safety addressing?

Spurious Trip Level Critical Criteria:

Jump start Spurious Trip Level quality and optimize Spurious Trip Level leadership as a key to advancement.

– Do the Functional safety decisions we make today help people and the planet tomorrow?

– Is Functional safety dependent on the successful delivery of a current project?

– Who sets the Functional safety standards?

System Critical Criteria:

Consolidate System outcomes and observe effective System.

– Is a technical solution for data loss prevention -i.e., systems designed to automatically monitor for data leakage -considered essential to enterprise risk management?

– What are the dangers to individuals and society inherent in any single centralized system of identity and authentication?

– Are special privileges restricted to systems administration personnel with an approved need to have these privileges?

– How can we reduce the size of these data without loss of, or at least being able to control, the level of quality?

– Will your IAM system handle the increased number of relationships between users, devices, services and policies?

– Can we understand the timeframe given replacing the current legacy system with the new systems?

– Do you bypass the system and work around the unhelpful person in order to get the job done?

– When will our students realize the teaching and learning benefits of these new features?

– What are the integration capabilities for the crm system (files, xml, api)?

– What information needs of managers are satisfied by the new BI system?

– When, where and for whom are systems promising and/or salient?

– Can we implement the navigation system using pull-down menus?

– What are the key application components of our CRM system?

– What is social learning as defined in online learning platforms?

– What does integrity ensure in an information system?

– Systems Analysis and design: why is it?

– How much systems engineering is enough?

– Risk – What are the project risks?

– What is your date of birth?

– Deliver interim releases?

TÜV SÜD Critical Criteria:

Facilitate TÜV SÜD visions and proactively manage TÜV SÜD risks.

– Who is the main stakeholder, with ultimate responsibility for driving Functional safety forward?

– Does our organization need more Functional safety education?

– Are there Functional safety Models?


This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Functional safety Self Assessment:

Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service |

Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Functional safety External links:

safetyIQ – functional safety | SICK

ISO 26262 | Functional Safety | Quality-One

APIS IQ Software | FMEA | DRBFM | Functional Safety

Automotive Safety Integrity Level External links:

Automotive Safety Integrity Level | Embitel

Automotive Safety Integrity Level –

ASIL abbreviation stands for Automotive Safety Integrity Level

Automotive industry External links:

DRÄXLMAIER – Solutions for the Premium Automotive Industry

Data Consultants – DMS Solutions for the Automotive Industry

SMG Cars Inc. – Revolutionizing the Automotive Industry

Certification External links:

Certification – Texas Land Title Association

Educator Certification – Florida Department Of Education

Massachusetts Certification Of Title | Massachusetts …

Failure mode and effects analysis External links:


Hazard and Operability Study External links:

[PDF]HAZOP Hazard and Operability Study

[PDF]Page: 1 Hazard and Operability Study: Node: Date

IEC 61508 External links:

IEC 61508
http://IEC 61508 is an international standard published by the International Electrotechnical Commission of rules applied in industry. It is titled Functional Safety of Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Safety-related Systems.

IEC Functional Safety and IEC 61508

ISO 26262 External links:

Functional Safety/ISO 26262 – Mentor Graphics

What is ISO 26262?
http://ISO 26262. Titled “Road vehicles – Functional safety”, ISO 26262 is an international standard for functional safety of electrical and/or electronic systems in production automobiles defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 2011.

ISO 26262 | Functional Safety | Quality-One

International Standard Book Number External links:

What is an ISBN (International Standard Book Number)?

ISBN – The International Standard Book Number

ISBN: International Standard Book Number for Self …

Mean time between failures External links:


Safety Integrity Level External links:

[PDF]Methods of Determining Safety Integrity Level – MIMOS

Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Short Training – YouTube

[PDF] Safety Integrity Level

Spurious Trip Level External links:

Spurious trip level – Revolvy trip level

Spurious Trip Level –

SPURIOUS TRIP LEVEL Trademark Information

System External links:

http://A system is a set of interacting or interdependent component parts forming a complex/intricate whole. E…

TÜV SÜD External links:

TÜV SÜD – Home | Facebook

TÜV SÜD – YouTube

TÜV SÜD s@fer-shopping – Start page