Certification Regulation


The Certification Body Automation and Functional Safety for Functional Safety Management Systems of TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH, TÜV Rheinland Group, offers its services for audit and certification of Functional Safety Management (FSM) systems according to the requirements of international standards, for example the IEC 61508 or IEC 61511.

The existing structural organisation and procedures of the certification body are based on the criteria determined by DIN-EN-ISO-IEC 17021 as well as DIN-EN-ISO 19011. The organisation and certification procedures follow quality management procedures accordingly.

TÜV Rheinland has gained its special experience in functional safety over many years with type approvals based on e.g. industrial safety standards IEC 61508 or IEC 61511 as well as machinery standards ISO13849 and IEC62061.

According to this, the FSM-auditors are not only competent in auditing FSM organizational measures but they are also able to judge the organizational measures for their technical effectiveness, because of their own practical experiences.


The FSM Certification Regulation comprises General Conditions and Procedure Guidelines regarding the audit scope for the Certification of Functional Safety Management Systems as follows:

0. Introduction
1. Scope
2. Audit and Certification Procedures
3. Utilisation of FSM-Certificates and FSM-Mark
4. Obligations of Certification Body
5. Co-operation of Client
6. Objection Procedures
7. Effectiveness and Amendment

Last valid version: 2006-04-26. The Certification Regulation can be ordered upon request.
An update of the Certification Regulation is in progress and will be issued soon.


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