Top 95 Functional safety Goals and Objectives Questions

What is involved in Functional safety

Find out what the related areas are that Functional safety connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Functional safety thinking-frame.

How far is your company on its Functional safety journey?

Take this short survey to gauge your organization’s progress toward Functional safety leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.

To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Functional safety related domains to cover and 95 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Functional safety, Automotive Safety Integrity Level, Automotive industry, Certification, Failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis, Failure mode and effects analysis, Hazard and Operability Study, IEC 61508, ISO 26262, International Standard Book Number, Mean time between failures, Safety, Safety Integrity Level, Spurious Trip Level, System, TÜV SÜD:

Functional safety Critical Criteria:

Powwow over Functional safety quality and question.

– Where do ideas that reach policy makers and planners as proposals for Functional safety strengthening and reform actually originate?

– Are there any disadvantages to implementing Functional safety? There might be some that are less obvious?

Automotive Safety Integrity Level Critical Criteria:

Dissect Automotive Safety Integrity Level issues and slay a dragon.

– Is Functional safety Realistic, or are you setting yourself up for failure?

– How do we Improve Functional safety service perception, and satisfaction?

– Who sets the Functional safety standards?

Automotive industry Critical Criteria:

Depict Automotive industry governance and define what do we need to start doing with Automotive industry.

– How do your measurements capture actionable Functional safety information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?

– How can you negotiate Functional safety successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate client, or a deceitful coworker?

– Do several people in different organizational units assist with the Functional safety process?

Certification Critical Criteria:

Mix Certification adoptions and transcribe Certification as tomorrows backbone for success.

– What is the framework we use for general Cybersecurity certifications that integrate both knowledge and skill while predicting constraints of innate abilities on performance, and do we need specific certifications?

– For any workstation or server entered, have you received a completed hopkins hosted application checklist (see appendix) or equivalent certification or documentation?

– If the service provider is eligible for certification, then what is the scope of the processes being audited?

– Regulatory compliance: Is the cloud vendor willing to undergo external audits and/or security certifications?

– Does a supplier having an ISO 9001 or AS9100 certification automatically satisfy this requirement?

– Do not ISO 9000 and CMM certifications loose their meaning when applied to the software industry?

– How do we make it meaningful in connecting Functional safety with what users do day-to-day?

– Highlight policy violations to users during the context of certification campaigns?

– What has been done as regards standards and voluntary certification?

– Is the service provider eligible for certification under the scheme?

– What are the best it certifications for cloud security knowledge?


– Will we be eligible for ISOIEC 20000 certification?

– What is the scope of potential ISO 20000 certification?

– Will we be able to seek ISOIEC 20000 certification?

– What project management certifications do you hold?

– What is the scope of certification?

– What is ISO certification?

Failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis Critical Criteria:

Scrutinze Failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis results and work towards be a leading Failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis expert.

– What tools do you use once you have decided on a Functional safety strategy and more importantly how do you choose?

– Are there recognized Functional safety problems?

– How do we go about Securing Functional safety?

Failure mode and effects analysis Critical Criteria:

Co-operate on Failure mode and effects analysis issues and differentiate in coordinating Failure mode and effects analysis.

– Who will be responsible for making the decisions to include or exclude requested changes once Functional safety is underway?

– Who will provide the final approval of Functional safety deliverables?

– What will drive Functional safety change?

Hazard and Operability Study Critical Criteria:

Investigate Hazard and Operability Study engagements and explore and align the progress in Hazard and Operability Study.

– What other organizational variables, such as reward systems or communication systems, affect the performance of this Functional safety process?

– What other jobs or tasks affect the performance of the steps in the Functional safety process?

IEC 61508 Critical Criteria:

Deliberate over IEC 61508 results and tour deciding if IEC 61508 progress is made.

– Does Functional safety analysis show the relationships among important Functional safety factors?

– What are your most important goals for the strategic Functional safety objectives?

– How is the value delivered by Functional safety being measured?

ISO 26262 Critical Criteria:

Substantiate ISO 26262 visions and research ways can we become the ISO 26262 company that would put us out of business.

– Have all basic functions of Functional safety been defined?

– What threat is Functional safety addressing?

International Standard Book Number Critical Criteria:

Interpolate International Standard Book Number decisions and assess what counts with International Standard Book Number that we are not counting.

– Do we cover the five essential competencies-Communication, Collaboration,Innovation, Adaptability, and Leadership that improve an organizations ability to leverage the new Functional safety in a volatile global economy?

– Is the scope of Functional safety defined?

– What is Effective Functional safety?

Mean time between failures Critical Criteria:

Win new insights about Mean time between failures results and shift your focus.

– How do senior leaders actions reflect a commitment to the organizations Functional safety values?

– What knowledge, skills and characteristics mark a good Functional safety project manager?

– Are we making progress? and are we making progress as Functional safety leaders?

Safety Critical Criteria:

Value Safety visions and attract Safety skills.

– How do you improve workforce health, safety, and security? What are your performance measures and improvement goals for each of these workforce needs and what are any significant differences in these factors and performance measures or targets for different workplace environments?

– How do you use other indicators, such as workforce retention, absenteeism, grievances, safety, and productivity, to assess and improve workforce engagement?

– Can we add value to the current Functional safety decision-making process (largely qualitative) by incorporating uncertainty modeling (more quantitative)?

– Will the change significantly degrade safety or negatively impact adequate protection of workers, the environment, or the public?

– How do you balance the total comprehensive view of security Risk Management that incorporates safety as well as privacy in that?

– How do we ensure that implementations of Functional safety products are done in a way that ensures safety?

– Will our actions, process, program or procedure affect the health, safety and welfare of another?

– Are there any sight distance or physical obstructions that will result in a safety problem?

– How do mission and objectives affect the Functional safety processes of our organization?

– What characterizes the work environment in the plants with the best safety records?

– What are the three most important things we need to focus on to improve safety?

– Are facilities and equipment adequately maintained for safety and sanitation?

– What are the business goals Functional safety is aiming to achieve?

– Repair, including health/safety/environmental compliance?

– Do you need to address end-user safety concerns?

Safety Integrity Level Critical Criteria:

Merge Safety Integrity Level engagements and catalog what business benefits will Safety Integrity Level goals deliver if achieved.

– Is the Functional safety organization completing tasks effectively and efficiently?

– Are accountability and ownership for Functional safety clearly defined?

– Are we Assessing Functional safety and Risk?

Spurious Trip Level Critical Criteria:

Deliberate Spurious Trip Level risks and transcribe Spurious Trip Level as tomorrows backbone for success.

– How can the value of Functional safety be defined?

– Do we have past Functional safety Successes?

System Critical Criteria:

Have a session on System failures and integrate design thinking in System innovation.

– What if resources are at the end of their lifecycles, are expensive to operate and maintain, and the skills needed to add functionality or capacity are not readily available?

– Currently, tempo applicants submit paper applications through mail, fax or in person. how satisfied were you with the current application process?

– Are secure, encrypted communications used for remote administration of production systems and applications?

– Can our company identify any mandatory Cybersecurity standards that apply to our systems?

– What are the main practical motivations behind legacy migrations towards the cloud?

– If a change is made to a component c, what other components might be affected by c?

– What specific functions (or sub-systems) exist within the organization?

– What information needs of managers are satisfied by the new BI system?

– Do we leverage a train-the-trainer approach for the administrators?

– What are the organizations relationships with other organizations?

– What are Pros and Cons of the CRM system that you are using?

– What are the key application components of our CRM system?

– What system, if any, provides document numbers?

– What is the system-availability requirement?

– What is the production time of the output?

– Is the system or component user friendly?

– Is there a commitment from the top down?

– What was the nature of your discharge?

– Does your system provide APIs?

– What is systems thinking?

TÜV SÜD Critical Criteria:

Value TÜV SÜD visions and budget the knowledge transfer for any interested in TÜV SÜD.

– Will new equipment/products be required to facilitate Functional safety delivery for example is new software needed?

– What is the source of the strategies for Functional safety strengthening and reform?


This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Functional safety Self Assessment:

Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service |

Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Functional safety External links:

IEC Functional Safety and IEC 61508

Functional Safety Copenhagen

Functional Safety | Industries | UL

Automotive Safety Integrity Level External links:

Automotive Safety Integrity Level –

Automotive Safety Integrity Level | Embitel

ASIL abbreviation stands for Automotive Safety Integrity Level

Automotive industry External links:

DealerTrack – High-Value Solutions for the Automotive Industry

Data Consultants – DMS Solutions for the Automotive Industry

SEMA GARAGE – Automotive Industry Innovations Center

Certification External links:

Certification – Texas Land Title Association

Massachusetts Certification Of Title | Massachusetts …

National Certification Corporation – Official Site

Failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis External links:

Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

Failure mode and effects analysis External links:


Hazard and Operability Study External links:

[PDF]HAZOP Hazard and Operability Study

[PDF]Page: 1 Hazard and Operability Study: Node: Date

IEC 61508 External links:

IEC 61508
http://IEC 61508 is an international standard published by the International Electrotechnical Commission of rules applied in industry. It is titled Functional Safety of Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Safety-related Systems.

[DOC]IEC 61508 Club

Download Iec 61508 files – TraDownload

ISO 26262 External links:

What Is ISO 26262? | IQS, Inc.

Functional Safety/ISO 26262 – Mentor Graphics

ISO 26262 | Functional Safety | Quality-One

International Standard Book Number External links:

[PDF]International Standard Book Number: 0-942920-53-8

International Standard Book Number – Quora

What is an ISBN (International Standard Book Number)?

Mean time between failures External links:

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) – Tech-FAQ

How is MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) Calculated?

Safety Integrity Level External links:

[PDF] Safety Integrity Level

[PDF]Methods of Determining Safety Integrity Level (SIL) – …

[PDF]Burner Management System Safety Integrity Level …

Spurious Trip Level External links:

Spurious Trip Level Trademark – Houtermans, Michel – …

Spurious Trip Level – Introduction – YouTube

System External links:

http://A system is a set of interacting or interdependent component parts forming a complex/intricate whole. E…

TÜV SÜD External links:

TÜV SÜD – YouTube