White paper #2: Functional safety
This white paper provides an overview of the legal requirements, gives tips on the implementation and consequences of non-compliance.
Machine safety regulations determine that the OEM must guarantee the safety of a person, machine and the environment throughout the entire life cycle (and all operating modes). If the management does not follow suit, it is liable for the consequences - possibly even with private assets.
There are many duties to be exercised which are determined by numerous laws and guidelines. The white paper provides an overview of the legal requirements, gives tips on the implementation and consequences of non-compliance. The paper also deals with the interaction of safety and security. While the two topics used to be often seen as opposites, Safety and Security have now become close "sisters" which both need to be considered and executed conjointly. The paper also looks at opportunities that arise from Functional Safety. Three concrete examples show how security pays off directly. For those who want to look into the matter more deeply the paper provides a list of interesting literature, which -along with norms and guidelines- include particularly important interpretation papers.