- FUNCTIONAL SAFETY
- ”Functional Safety” is a concept to achieve safety and security for the society by using the
state-of-the-art technology which enables us to avoid the accidents caused
by various industrial machineries. Based upon the above concept, functional
safety standard, IEC61508 was revised in 2010 (second edition). The conformity
with it has been expanding worldwide irrespective of countries and industrial
Various applications and product standards on functional safety are enacted
in the industrial machinery and in other fields under IEC61508 as a principle
standard. Conforming to them, safety design and development of products
has been undergoing. Nonconformity with these standards is making it difficult
for the companies to put their products on the EU and other markets.
Apart from this, functional safety should not be taken as a mere conformity
with regulations or standards by law but it is better to be considered
as a responsibility and an obligation of companies. In addition to that,
it has economical rationality. In fact, in the companies which are carrying
out business with functional safety, outstanding results come out from
a viewpoint of the time-to-market and reliability improvement such as;
・reduction of rework during the design and development of the products.
・decrease in the initial failure rate when putting the product on the market.
The achievement of functional safety means the development of corporate
culture of safety and security. The strong leadership of top management
about safety and security is a key to success. Also required are close
communication in the company, common understanding shared by employees
about the importance of functional safety, and techniques and measures
for the achievement.
Safety Innovation Co., Ltd, is a specialist group with expertise in functional
safety certification and experience of product design and development.
We are capable of meeting your expectations.
We hope to be of service to your company in order to build up a corporate
culture of safety and security, and to achieve functional safety.