Training Functional Safety with ISO 26262

Due to product liability and increasingly critical functions, Functional Safety is today 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.

Training Content

  • 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

Training material: available in English

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.

We also offer this training as a short one day overview training. Contents are the same, however not going too deep into details. Group exercises are replaced by short case studies from our rich international consulting project experience.


Inhouse Formats

Do you want to adapt this training to your own examples and challenges? Looking for a workout that delivers practical exercises adjusted to your environment? Then, we suggest that you have this training conducted in-house, where you can decide on focus, speed and the training schedule. We also offer dedicated crash courses for employees and management.

Language: German or English.

On request, we offer our inhouse trainings in Chinese, French, Korean and Turkish.

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.


1300 € plus VAT (3 days)

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 Vector certificate for this intensive training.

Get a 10% discount (can be combined):

  • for open online training until March 2021
  • if you register more than 2 participants of your company

  • if you book at least 60 days in advance

Full-time students receive a (non-combinable) discount of 70% (on presentation of a valid student card).

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Customer Reference

"Thank you very much for sharing your precious experience with this training program."

- Zerong Yu, Robert Bosch Japan

"High practical orientation, concrete personalized action list throughout the entire seminar."

- T. Strauch, Siemens

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Training Goals

  • You will receive an introduction to the basic techniques for specification, analysis, testing and proving the safety of systems.
  • You will learn how to apply these techniques in the context of a specific system development.
  • You will get insight into the relevant policies and standards.
  • You will see how such methodologies are selected and practically applied according to specific constraints and environments.
  • You will learn hands-on how safety concepts are implemented based on real examples, so you can quickly transfer what you have learned to your own environment.

Training Agenda

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3:
  • Introduction to Functional Safety ISO 26262
  • Safety Management
  • Concept Phase
  • Exercise 1: HARA
  • Product development on system level
  • Safety mechanisms
  • Safety Analysis (FMEA/FTA)
  • Exercise 2: Safety Analysis
  • Product development on software level
  • Product development on hardware level
  • Exercise 3: FMEDA
  • Wrap-up and Feedback

Breaks: Coffee/Tea around 10:30 and 15:00; lunch break around 12:00.


Technical Papers

on the Development of Embedded Electronics

In this 7th edition of Vector technical articles, we cover current issues from AUTOSAR Adaptive, the tense field of Security and Safety and new developments to automated driving.

Training Location

Vector Consulting Services

Vector Consulting Services GmbH

Ingersheimer Str. 20
70499 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 711 80670 1520
Fax: +49 711 80670 444

Postal address:
Ingersheimer Str. 24

How may I help you?

Marlén Hohmann

Ingersheimer Str. 24
70499 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel.: +49 711 80 670 1545