Vector Consulting Services is the preferred supplier on functional safety for many companies

Safety Check

Your Situation

Do you want to know whether you are using ISO 26262 correctly? Are you looking for a brief gap analysis of your ISO 26262 usage? Are you interested in hands-on industry experiences and best practices? The ISO 26262 provides a solid framework towards functional safety - but it needs profound experience to be applied thoroughly and efficiently. Liability risks are growing and customers expect from their suppliers that state-of-the-art methodologies are applied.

Our Solution

Vector Consulting Services offers the Safety Check as a brief gap analysis with 360-degrees feedback on your functional safety methodology, processes and competences:

  • Tailored overview on the ISO 26262 standard with best practices
  • A five-day workshop format with gap analysis
    3 days analysis
    1 day improvement workshop
    1 day follow-up with documentation and tailored best practice
  • Formal reporting with our COMPASS tool
  • Directly from the workshop hands-on inputs for your safety projects
  • Access to the broad competences of Vector as a global partner

Your Benefits

The Vector Safety Check provides a hands-on analysis of your strengths and weaknesses in interpreting and implementing the ISO 26262 standard on functional safety. It relates your practices to our benchmark database to not only ensure coverage of standad requirements but also to ensure efficient and cost-effective implementation. The Safety Check combines our broad know-how from practically implementing functional safety in many companies with a profound gap analysis onsite at your premises. By embedding functional safety into the product life-cycle combined with state-of-the-practice technologies for system, software and hardware engineering, we support our clients in growing their competences towards delivering proven safety-critical software. We evaluate your safety processes, methods and competences, and suggest improvements to reliably achieve safety without overheads. The Vector Group is one partner for the entire product development – from consulting and coaching to base software development to adequate support with tools, methods and safety experts.


The Vector Safety Check evaluates usage of safety standards with the popular COMPASS tool

Reference Project

Initial situation: A leading automotive company wanted to boost its ISO 26262 usage on a global scale. Skills and processes had been available since years, but the handling was diverse across sites and perceived as inefficient.

Solution: Vector was asked to evaluate the methodology and practices and to provide proposals how to efficiently integrate with existing engineering and management processes. Our Safety Check was performed and provided after five days a good overview on strengths and weaknesses in using the ISO 26262. Afterwards we supported the company's safety managers to implement a suitable safety approach. In order to achieve consistency and traceability along the development and maintenance life-cycle we introduced a consistent modeling methodology and tool support and thus facilitated an efficient handling of the standard.

Results: The Safety Check provided fast insight into how the standard was used and what are the specific challenges to this company. It provided after just five days immediate proposals on efficient usage of the standard.

Your contact for further information:

Ph: +49-711-80670-1520 or consulting-info@vector.com