Training - Implementation of the standard IEC 61508 software part

Duration: 3 days

Date: On request

Type: Inter- and Intra-company

Level: Project manager, engineer, service manager, etc.

Course material : French

Location: In our branches, on site or remotely

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  • Customised services (in-house)
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  • Speakers with engineering backgrounds and proven operational experience
  • Practice-oriented training
  • Over 20 years' experience in training in embedded development, network architectures, real-time kernels and automation.
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This course enables you to assimilate the fundamental principles of the software certification process in accordance with the IEC 61508 standard. At the end of the 3-day course, you will be able to define and organise the most appropriate approaches to be implemented, master project management and define the control methods and resources required for certification.

Participants / Prerequisites

Knowledge of one or more development methodologies (V cycle, etc.), as well as other operational safety standards.

Learning objectives

This training course will teach you :

  • The general principles and plans of standard IEC 61508
  • Details of the IEC 61508 software requirements tables.
  • Details of actions: verification, configuration management, quality assurance, relations with certification authorities, etc.
  • Conditions for reusing tools and components
  • The link with other standards and reference documents in the field


Introduction to the SdF (dependability of operations) approach

Standards context: repositioning of IEC 61508

Detailed presentation of the IEC 61508 standard

General principles and safety lifecycle
Organisation and risk management

Link with ISO 12207

Software classification and definition of its SIL level

Software: construction

Software standard requirements

Software: Verification and validation

Software SoF evaluation

Reliability and reusability

Reused specific software
Off-the-shelf software components (COTS)
Qualification of development tools

Deviations of other standards from 61508

Rail: EN 50128 / 50126 / 50129
Automotive: ISO 26262
Aeronautics: DO-178 B/C

Automated tools

Requirements management
Code reviews
The tests


Course material is given to each trainee in pdF format.


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