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  1. Safety
  2. Machine Industry
  3. ST-NSST - Description

Functional Safety for the Machine Industry Workshop & Certification (ST-NSST)

  • Machinery manufacturers, plant builders or operator/maintainers are required by law to ensure the safety of personnel and the environment. Understanding the relevant standards and your application is key to achieving these goals. This workshop provides a practical view on the application of the standards. It is appropriate for quality managers, project personnel, programmers, engineering and maintenance personnel involved with the design, commissioning and sustaining of functional safety systems of machinery in an industrial environment. The examination module is for those personnel who have completed the required pre-requisite Functional Safety for the Machine Industry Workshop and wish to enter the associated examination module.


  • The objective of the examination is to award candidates who have successfully proven their understanding of Functional Safety for Machinery and its application a TÜV Safety Certificate. Candidates who pass with a sufficiently high mark and who also have the pre-requisite experience will also be eligible to apply for registration as “Functional Safety Engineer” in the TÜV SÜD Functional Safety Certification Program.
Type Face-to-face training
Duration 3 days
Language en


  • Overview of the requirements and standards for functional safety of machinery
  • Current developments and innovations
  • Concept of ISO 13849
  • Concept of IEC 62061
  • Demands on systems and components, system design
  • Qualitative perspective
  • Quantitative perspective
  • Key standards topics areas will be :-
  • Safety functions
  • Safety requirements specifications
  • Safety Parameters
  • Architectures
  • Software
  • Verification & Validation
  • Modification
  • Documentation
  • The examination is based on understanding and applying the functional safety learning points gained from attending the preceding Functional Safety for the Machine Industry Workshop. This assessment is carried out under formal examination conditions. Please note it is essential that examination candidates bring their Sitrain/TÜV documentation/ notes from the pre-requisite Functional Safety for the Machine Industry Workshop to the examination session. This information will be required to complete the examination tasks. Delegates will also need to bring a scientific calculator with them.


  • It would be advantageous for participants to have had some previous exposure in working with functional safety systems for machinery either in a design, implementation or ongoing support role.


  • Attendance on this safety training workshop is a required pre-requisite for participants intending to take the follow-on Functional Safety for the Machine Industry Examination Module. Successful prior completion of this examination module is required to gain certification on some subsequent Siemens safety training modules e.g. AS-Interface Safe Certification Course.


2,060 GBP


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