Vanguard Solutions has an in-house Functional Safety and Systems Safety Engineering team with diverse experience in the Oil & Gas, Mining, Air Traffic Management, Nuclear Defence and Railway Systems sectors.

We have specific experience in the use of industry standards including, but not limited to:

  • IEC61508 – Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems
  • IEC61511 – Functional safety – Safety instrumented systems for the process industry sector
  • AS4024 – Safety of Machinery (series)
  • IEC62061 – Safety of machinery – Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems
  • ISO13849 – Safety of machinery – Safety-related parts of control systems
  • ISO12100 – Safety of machinery – General principles for design – Risk assessment and risk reduction

Functional Safety Engineering Methods

Using the hazard identification and risk assessment tools at the core of our business (i.e. HAZID, HAZOP, etc), our team also has experience in applying the following techniques/disciplines across a range of projects:

  • Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
  • Risk Graph Analysis
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Requirements Management/Engineering
  • Functional Safety Management
  • Safety Audit
  • Verification & Validation
  • System and Safety Requirements Specification (SRS/SSRS) (including software applications)

Our personnel hold a range of qualifications in Functional Safety Engineering, including:

  • TÜV Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland)
  • Certified Functional Safety Expert (Exida)
  • Certified Machine Safety Expert (TÜV Nord)
  • Accredited Facilitators in Layer of Protection Analysis (IChemE)
  • Accredited Facilitators in HAZOP (IChemE, Orica, Advantica)

For more information about any of our Functional Safety services, please contact us, or find out more about our alternate technical safety and risk management services.