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.