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

Functional Safety

Your Situation

Do you have challenging requirements on functional safety related to the engineering of software, hardware and systems? Do you have to reliably prove functional safety? Regardless whether it is automotive, aerospace or systems engineering, functional safety must be developed and validated from the beginning. An increasing amount of safety-critical functions are appearing and must be economically addressed. Liability risks are growing and customers expect from their suppliers that state of the practice methodologies are applied.

Our Solution

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

  • Introducing methods and processes for functional safety based on standards such as IEC 61508 (all domains), ISO 26262 (Automotive), DO-178B (Aerospace), EN 501xx (Railways), ISO 25119 (Agriculture), IEC 60601 (Medical) and ISO 13849 (Machinery), EN 62061 (Automation).
  • Implementation of focussed and cost-effective safety processes
  • Interim safety manager for your company
  • Review of safety concepts and evaluation of safety-critical systems and components
  • Conducting supplier safety assessments
  • Development, specification and verification of safety requirements
  • Safety analysis with techniques such as FMEA, FTA, FMEDA, etc.
  • Introduction of strategies and methods to ensure information security in technical systems, because functional safety requires information security
  • Training and coaching of safety managers and engineers

Your Benefits

Our broad know-how from practically implementing functional safety in many companies yields objective-driven implementation with limited effort. 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 support safety managers in their daily operational work and introduce efficiencient processes to reliably achieve safety without overheads.


We support safety managers in their daily operational work and introduce efficiencient processes to reliably achieve safety without overheads

Reference Project

Initial situation: A leading automotive supplier realized that functional safety has become a critical success factor in his business. There was no consistent path from requirements analysis with the OEM to the final proof that safety requirements have been met.

Solution: Vector was asked to introduce the necessary methodology and practices and to efficiently integrate with existing engineering and management processes. The safety standard IEC 61508 was introduced in several steps. In parallel we delivered praxis-oriented trainings to engineering which was adapted to the respective specific roles. Based on the criticality and the SIL classification we developed a lean yet effective approach to consistently implement safety requirements.

Results: With this suite of changes we not only addressed our client's safety requirements but also achieved a tangible culture change in the company with the result that engineers knew how to design for safety along the entire life-cycle.

Your contact for further information:

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