CEFS - Certified Expert in Functional Safety

Order number 1T000184 | Expert | International

Objective

The internationally recognised CEFS qualification - Certified Expert in Functional Safety - is certified by TÜV NORD and offers specialist knowledge on systems for the functional safety of machinery. In a two-day expert training course you will discover the normative and technical demands placed on such a system. All the key elements are examined, from design and verification through to implementation. The qualification offers you a wealth of knowledge of the relevant standards and a practical look at how complex safety systems are put together. CEFS includes a series of course works in which you can learn about specific issues within an application.

When you pass the test you'll receive an independent certificate issued by TÜV NORD, which verifies your qualification. The certificate is recognised worldwide and entitles you to use the title "CEFS - Certified Expert in Functional Safety".

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Contents

Basic knowledge of functional safety

  • Basics of safety control systems
  • Application and implementation of Performance Level (PL) and Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
  • Safety requirement specification
  • Course work 1 "Producing a safety requirement specification"

Designing a safety control system

  • Safety circuit architectures
  • Preventing and controlling systematic failures
  • Course work 2 "Division into subsystems"
  • Course work 3 "Determining the probability of a random hardware failure"
  • Course work 4 "Checking the systematic requirements, including safety-related software"

Validating a safety circuit

  • Creating a validation plan and protocol
  • Course work 5 "Designing a validation protocol"
  • Using software tools for validation
  • Course work 6 "Software-based review of the safety level"

Expert knowledge of functional safety

  • Special cases
  • Solution-oriented exercise "Practical application of functional safety"
  • Requirements and implementation of a corporate functional safety management system

Target groups

CEFS is aimed in particular at machine manufacturers, design engineers and integrators with special responsibility with regard to safe control systems. CEFS is also aimed specifically at people who are responsible on a daily basis for machinery safety on new and existing machines, e.g.:

  • Design engineers (electrical and fluid technology)
  • Programmers of safe control systems
  • Project engineers
  • System integrators
  • Test engineers responsible for validating machinery

Prerequisites

To successfully participate in the two-day expert training course you will need to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the field of functional safety. This includes the following:

  • Prior knowledge and extensive recent experience of functional safety or
  • Attendance during the last year at a one-day Pilz training course or other appropriate training on functional safety, e.g. "Functional safety in accordance with EN ISO 13849 and EN IEC 62061" or
  • You have already qualified as a CMSE - Certified Machinery Safety Expert and your qualification or recertification took place during this or the last year.

Unsure whether your current qualifications meet the required level? Feel free to get in touch with us. We will be happy to advise you personally and indicate potential alternatives for achieving the level of qualifications needed for CEFS.

Note

The content of the training course is designed especially for people who are involved directly or indirectly in the design of safety control systems. This course contains an exam at the end of the training. When you have passed the exam you will receive the TÜV NORD certificate for "CEFS - Certified Expert in Functional Safety", which is recognised worldwide. The certificate is valid for four years and then can be extended for another four years by taking part in a recertification.

Benefits

  • Learn how to successfully validate systems for functional safety - always in compliance with the current standards situation.
  • Understand in detail how engineering decisions impact the reliability and availability of the control system.
  • Discover how to choose the most effective and cost-efficient control system that's perfectly tailored to meet your requirements.
  • A virtual machine model is used during the training course as part of the course work . So hands-on learning is guaranteed.

You would like to book this training on a different date, or at a different site and/or to book a different training type? Please contact us. We are happy to inform you personally.

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Contact

Pilz New Zealand
4 Prescott Street, Penrose
Auckland 1061
New Zealand

Telephone: +64 9 6345350
E-Mail: office@pilz.co.nz

Pilz New Zealand

Telephone: +64 9 6345350
E-Mail: office@pilz.co.nz