All trainers of trainings of the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Traiing Program have to be FS Experts (TÜV Rheinland) in the acc. specified application area.

The new FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) certificate indicates, if the holder is a trainer.

At the time being the following training topics are offered:


1. Safety Instrumented Systems
2. HW/SW Design acc. to IEC 61508
3. Functional Safety of Machinery
4. Automotive - System Design acc. to  ISO 26262
5. Process Hazard and Risk Analysis

Trainers can only offer and hold trainings under the roof of the TÜV Rheinland FS Training Program, if acc. training and exam material has been approved of by TÜV Rheinland.
Thus their company or the company they work for has to be an accepted course provider by TÜV Rheinland.


Interested persons who wish to become a FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland), also in order to be an accepted trainer of the TÜV Rheinland FS Program, have to:

- have a minimum of 10 years of working experience in the field of funcitonal safety and the according application area.

- have a University degree or Equivalent engineer level (responsibilities status certified by employer) in a technical area.

Applicants shall submit documents, which substantiate their experience and competencies. These documents will be assessed acc. to the necessary requirements.

In case of a positive assessment, the applicant will obtain a FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) certificate.

The certificate confirms his specific knowledge and his competencies. (Costs for review and assessment of FS Expert (TÜV Rheinland) documents and material are EURO 5.000).

Furthermore he is an acknowledged trainer within the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Training Program and can perform trainings/courses according to his special field.

List of all Trainers

96Yunxi ZhangChinaHW/SWTÜV Rheinland China
89Bin ZhaoChinaHW/SWTÜV Rheinland China
88Katsumi HondaJapanAutomotive + Safety ManagerTÜV Rheinland Japan
87Masashi WadaJapanHW/SWTÜV Rheinland Japan
86Joachim IdenJapanHW/SW, MachineryTÜV Rheinland Japan
85Heike SimonsmeierGermanyPH & RATÜV Rheinland
84Dr. Franz Josef BockGermanyPH & RATÜV Rheinland
83Stefan GoiGermanyAutomotive + Safety ManagerTÜV Rheinland
82Dr. Thorsten GantevoortGermanyMachineryTÜV Rheinland
81Dr. Peter RobbenGermanyMachineryTÜV Rheinland
80Karsten RotzollGermanyHW/SWTÜV Rheinland
79Matthias HaynlGermanyHW/SWTÜV Rheinland
78Thomas SteffensGermanyHW/SWTÜV Rheinland
77Heinz GallGermanyHW/SWTÜV Rheinland
76Joerg KrämerGermanyHW/SW, AutomotiveTÜV Rheinland
75122 / 07Jianguo ZhangChinaS I SHoneywell Safety Management Systems
74182 / 12Li Yu-mingChinaS I SQingdao Reserach Institute of Safety Engineering Sinopec Corp
73112 / 06Robert WeissAustraliaS I SIICA Australia
72205 / 13William E. WaltzUSAMachineryRockwell Automation
71235 / 14John WalkingtonUnited KingdomS I SABB Technologa Group
70153 / 10S. VinodIndiaS I SYokogawa India Ltd.
69109 / 05Tino Vande CapelleGermanyS I STVC
68215 / 13Paul van DykAustraliaS I SPantac Control Pty. Ltd.
67124 / 07Clive TimmsUnited KingdomS I SC & C Technical Support Services
66137 / 08Carlo TarantolaItalyS I SCTAI S.r.l.
65179 / 11Dr. Angela SummersUSAS I SSIS-Tech Solutions, Inc.
64279 / 17Suresh SugavanamUnited KingdomS I SABB Ltd.
63275 / 16Fred StayGermanyS I SHIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH
62229 / 14Michael A. StaszelUSAAutomotiveKugler Maag CIE North America, Inc.
61186 / 12Wayne L SolbergU S AMachineryRockwell Automation
60136 / 08Arian SlagtThe NetherlandsS I SYokogawa System Center Europe B.V.
59161 / 11Henrik SkovsgaardDenmarkS I SABB A/S
58202 / 13Jeffrey J. SimonUSAHW /SWRockwell Automation
57178 / 11George Karl SchusterUSAMachineryRockwell Automation
56221 / 14Victor Machiavelo SalinasMexicoPH & RARisk Software S.A. de C.V.
55141 / 09Victor Machiavelo SalinasMexicoS I SRisk Software S.A. de C.V.
54194 / 12Christopher RogersUnited KingdomS I SInvensys Systems (UK) Ltd
53154 / 10Marcus PunchAustraliaMachineryMarcus Punch Pty. Ltd.
52217 / 13Alfred Philip PhilpottAustraliaS I SPlexal Group
51167 / 11Erwin PetryGermanyAutomotiveKUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH
50158 / 10Jin-Hyung ParkKoreaS I SYokogawa Electric Korea
49270 / 16Waldemar PakosPolandS I SABB Sp. Z o. o.
48168 / 11Guillermo PacaninsCanadaS I S, PH & RAACM Automation Inc.
47181 / 12Roland PabstGermanyAutomotiveKUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH
46117 / 06Dr. Issam MukhtarAustraliaS I SPCS Premier Consulting Services
45268 / 16Kamran MojtehediUSAS I SMangan Inc.
44148 / 10Jamshaid MirzaUnited Arab EmiratesS I S, PH & RAHendsa Middle East FZCO
43232 / 14Makarand MedhiIndiaS I SHoneywell Automation India Ltd.
42206 / 13David Main-ReadeUnited KingdomMachineryRockwell Automation
41208 / 13Brian J. MaherIrelandMachineryRockwell Automation
40271 / 16Dr. Bashier MachmurGermanyS I SABB Automation GmbH
39285 / 17Paul LucasUnited KingdomS I SABB Ltd.
38185 / 12Peter LöwGermanyAutomotiveKugler Maag CIE GmbH
37123 / 07Stephen LindsayUnited KingdomS I SHoneywell IAC
36259 / 15Andrew LidstoneUnited KingdomPH & RARiskTec Solutions Ltd.
35163 / 11Guillermo LeanzaArgentinaS I SHoneywell
34138 / 08Rajiv KurupIndiaS I SHoneywell Automation India Ltd.
33257 / 15Eugen KullGermanyS I S, HW/SWHIMA Paul Hildbrandt GmbH
32248 / 15Peter KroonAustraliaS I SHIMA Australia Pty Ltd
31108 / 05Dr. Bert KnegteringNetherlandsS I SHoneywell Safety Management Systems
30191 / 12Keith John KirkcaldyUnited KingdomS I SRockwell Automation
29234 / 14Michael KingsleyUSAMachineryRockwell Automation
28187 / 12Jonathan B. JohnsonU S AMachineryRockwell Automation
27247 / 15Bart JessenNetherlandsS I SHoneywell
26266 / 16Hamid JahanianAustraliaS I SSiemens Pte. Ltd.
25176 / 11Joseph P. IzzoUSAHW /SWRockwell Automation
24280 / 17Jamie Scott HudsonAustraliaS I SHIMA Australia Pty. Ltd.
23214 / 13Eric HoppUSAMachineryRockwell Automation
22190 / 12Farshad HendiU S AS I SSchneider Electric
21180/ 11William H. HearnUSAS I SSIS-Tech Solutions, Inc.
20111 / 06Malcolm HarrisonCanadaS I SACM Automation Inc.
19119 / 06James H. HalleUSAS I SHoneywell Process Solutions
18277 / 17David GreenUnited KingdomS I SESC Engineering Safety Consultants Ltd.
17140 / 08Prasad GotetiUSAS I SHoneywell
16183 / 12Miroslaw Jan GenerowiczAustraliaS I SI&E Systems Pty Ltd
15145 / 09Colin EastonUnited KingdomS I S, PH & RAProSalus Ltd.
14207 / 13Christof DörgeGermanyMachineryRockwell Automation GmbH
13144 / 09Arjen de KoningMalaysiaS I SYokogawa Industrial Safety System Sdn. Bhd.
12200 / 13Simon ClarkeUnited KingdomS I S, PH & RAC & C Technical Support Services
11151 / 10Andy Yam Kait ChoongAustraliaS I SYokogawa Australia Pty. Ltd.
10193 / 12John CampbellU S AS I SSIS-Tech Solutions, Inc.
9254 / 15Jose Angel Camacho UrdanetaU S AS I SSIS-Tech Solutions, Inc.
8269 / 16Simon BurwoodUnited KingdomPH & RA, S I SESC Engineering Safety Consultants
7213 / 13Chris BrogliUSAMachineryRockwell Automation
6165 / 11Lawrence BlackmoreUnited KingdomS I SGulfstream Engineering Ltd.
5127 / 07Ken BinghamCanadaS I SACM Automation Inc.
4258 / 15Ron BellUnited KingdomS I SEngineering Safety Consultants Ltd.
3135 / 08Jeff BeijkThe NetherlandsS I SYokogawa System Center Europe B.V.
2146 / 10Ton BeemsNetherlandsS I SYokogawa Europe B.V.
1238 / 14Graham BeardUnited KingdomPH & RARisktec Solutions