Functional safety is today due to product liability and increasingly critical functions mandatory for many engineers. The training introduces functional safety based on ISO 26262. On the basis of our worldwide projects, we show how functional safety is achieved in specification, analysis, testing and proof of the safety of systems. We particularly focus on the efficient and sustainable implementation of the standard.

Functional safety has gained momentum across all industries. Especially the ISO 26262 has in short time gained a strong reputation for professional functional safety engineering, not only in automotive industries. Product liability mandates a thorough proficiency, management and governance of specifications, analyses and implementations of functional safety. ISO 26262 ed.2 further strengthens the technology and underlying development processes covering topics such as thorough modeling, security and semiconductor usage for bottom up reliability and safety.

This training on ISO 26262 ed. 2 with Vector's internationally reknown experts on functional safety introduces to the basic techniques for specification, analysis, testing and proving the safety of systems. We show how to apply these techniques in the context of a specific system development. You get introduced to the relevant policies and standards. You see how such methodologies are selected and practically applied according to specific constraints and environments. Based on real examples, we show how safety concepts are implemented, so you can transfer what you have learned quickly to your own environment.

Our training has been extended to 3 days to allow for more practice training and questions from the audience. A full case study on automotive E/E development will be presented.

Content and Agenda

  • Foundations of functional safety
  • Governance: Norms, standards, processes
  • Safety Management: Role of the Safety Manager, Safety Plan, Safety Case, DIA, Confirmation Review
  • Hazard analysis and risk assessment
  • Functional and technical safety concept
  • ASIL decomposition
  • Safety in the product life-cycle
  • Practical application: Hardware, software, system integration, validation
  • Efficient and effective implementation of ISO 26262
  • Discussion with projects and practical guidance

Inhouse Formats

Do you want to make this training directly to your own examples and challenges? Looking for a workout that delivers practical exercises to your environment? Then, we suggest this in-house training, where you can adjust focus, speed and schedules themselves. We also offer dedicated crash courses for employees and management. Just send us a brief mail.

Target Audience

This training targets professionals and executives in engineering and IT, project managers, system and software engineers, analysts, consultants, and developers and quality managers from companies of all industries and sizes that want to get more proficient in functional safety.

About our Trainers

Dr. Arnulf Braatz is a manager at Vector Consulting Services. Previously he worked as a project manager in development projects as well as a software architect. Dr. Braatz supports companies worldwide to improve their safety and security projects, development processes and change management. He works across industries in the field of engineering methods, system and IT architecture, requirements engineering, and to improve efficiency.

Andreas Horn is a senior consultant at Vector Consulting Services. Before he worked on multiple development projects as well as a safety architect. He supports companies worldwide to improve their safety and security, technology and development processes.


Pricing, dates and direct access to registration are mentioned here.

Admission price includes full documentation on paper and as PDF and also our Vector book on "Automotive Embedded Engineering" with lots of best practices, project experiences and state of the art technology. Naturally all participants benefit from our rich coffee breaks and a quality lunch in our spectacular Vector restaurant. Each participant will receive a qualifying certificate for this intensive training.

Ask for our reductions as of 3 participants of the same company.