Functional Safety Management at Finnish Transport Agency


Functional Safety Management at Finnish Transport Agency

Safety Advisor and Risknowlogy conducted a Functional Safety Management event at the Finish Transport Agency (FTA) on 17 and 18 May, in Helsinki, Finland. The FTA invited 30 employees and consultants fr om the Finnish railway industry to attendant the event. The purpose of the event was to explain and discuss Functional Safety Management with the team.

Participants came from:

The Functional Safety Management presentation were conducted by Matti Katajala of Safety Advisor and Dr. Michel Houtermans of Risknowlogy. The presentation where based on EN 50126, EN 50128, EN 50129 and IEC 61508.  Functional Safety Management is required by these standards. Especially the Railway Standards require it as part of the safety case that needs to be created for any safety related system. The railway standards require the use of a safety lifecycle, competency of professional and change the rigor of the requirements based on the SIL that needs to be implemented.

The 5 core concepts of FSM are:

  • Lifecycle
  • Competency
  • Verification, validation, assessment and audit
  • Documentation
  • Procedures

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