Certification Information


Certification Body
The wording "Certification Body" and its company relation is a fixed term and should always be used in a coherent form in all technical documentations and other publications:

Certification Body: "Automation and Functional Safety (AFS) - Certification Body for Functional Safety Management Systems".

Automation and Functional Safety (AFS): is a business unit of the company TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH, Business Field: Electrical Engineering and Building Technology. TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH is a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland Group.


FSM-Certification does not replace type approval or certification of safety related systems, subsystems and components, specific technical solutions or realizations or applications of E/E/PE Systems, respectively Safety Instrumented Systems.

The audit results refer exclusively to those departments involved in the FSM-organisation at the location of the audited company.


The validity of the FSM certificate is limited.

Minimum validity is three years provided that annual surveillance audits are carried out with a positive result.

The duration and validity expiry date is indicated in the FSM-Certificate of the individual auditee.


IEC 61508, Part 1-7, issued 2010


IEC 61511, Part 1, issued 2003.

Further standards, e.g. IEC62061, could be considered upon request.