SIL and Functional Safety in a Nutshell
SIL and Functional Safety in a Nutshell is an ebook explaining what SIL and functional safety means in layman terms. The book is intended for everybody who is new to functional safety and SIL and wants to have a full overview without being lost in the details. It is excellent for managers that need to understand quickly what functional safety is all about and how it will influence the work of their employees and their products and/or services. It is excellent for engineers and professionals that want to get started with functional safety and understand the big picture before going into detail.
Everything you need to know to get started
SIL and Functional Safety in a Nutshell explains in simple terms what many standards, guidelines and other publications concerning SIL and functional safety try to talk about. All these standards, guidelines and publications explain SIL with their own level of detail. This ebook does not to go into the details of what has to be done according to what standard and what not. It explains main functional safety concepts so that you know everything you need to know to get started.
Functional safety is not rocket science and once you understand it and applied it a few times in practice you will notice it is just good engineering practice. This book tries to explain that good engineering practice. Functional safety standards can be confusing and contradicting at times and sometimes they require things that make no sense. You do not need to understand the standards in order to apply and be good at functional safety.
If you understand the concepts explained in this book you can apply functional safety into your organisation and to your products, with or without following the exact requirements of standards. Actually once you understand how functional safety works you most likely will go beyond what standards say and create your own functional safety organisation of excellence. And if you do that, well then you are well on your way in becoming a longtime winner as suppose to a short term fuse.
Risknowlogy Best Practices
This ebook is part of the Risknowlogy Best Practices series which focuses on best practice for the risk, reliability and safety professionals.