Functional Safety Services

What is functional safety?

Every engineered system has risks: risks to people, risks to the environment, and risks to equipment and facilities. Functional safety is the planned reduction of those risks through automated safety systems. This involves a holistic analysis - evaluating all of a product’s systems as an entire working unit to determine how the product’s hardware and software interact and how the product responds to user inputs and the environment in which it is expected to function.

Functional safety extends to the use of electronic and other types of systems to mitigate risk for a process, typically accomplished through equipment with sensory, logic, and acting elements. These systems can include calculations and analysis involving Performance Levels (PLs), Safety Integrity Levels (SILs), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), the IEC/EN 62061 and ISO 13849, IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 standards, and more.

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What Functional Safety Services may be of help?

Intertek’s expertise in developing and guiding functional safety systems means we can assist in all stages. From product design to safety chain management to performance and safety assessments and more, we can help you reduce risk and optimize your systems.

Who is impacted?

Functional Safety is applicable to all industries and is increasingly in demand as manufacturers and end users look to further mitigate risk. Functional safety services can apply to:

  • Companies/Designers/Inventors taking a product to specific markets
  • Manufacturers looking to meet particular directives, requirements or recommendations from industry organizations, insurers, or regulatory bodies
  • Product designers and businesses looking to ensure product safety

Industries include: industrial machinery, hazardous locations, appliances, medical, transportation, utilities, chemical, and more. Contact us to discuss the complete range of industries and products.


* Intertek does not provide consulting services for management systems certification. Any consulting activities provided by Intertek are separate and independent from certification activities.

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