Functional Safety

Modern electronic systems are becoming increasingly complex, but also more vulnerable. Defects can have serious consequences that lead to serious injuries or even death and cause high costs for the manufacturer. Functional Safety is a key technology to ensure human safety.

With the help of the guidance of the related Safety Regulation (e.g. ARP 4754A, ISO 26262, IEC 61508) each system or component is assigned to a safety integrity level that determines the requirements for the product and development, which consequently has an impact on the development costs. 

Our team is familiar with the applicable methods and implements a compliant and efficient functional safety process where required – or helps customers achieve their project goals by providing qualified support for safety engineering activities.

Center of Competence for Functional Safety

Philotech has extensive experience and profound competence in safety critical standards. For more than 30 years, Functional Safety in the essential sector of civil and military aviation has been one of our main areas of expertise. Based on this broad expertise, we continued to lead the way when Functional Safety started to be considered as part of the state of the art in terms to standardization for the automotive and railway industry. Philotech has consolidated all its expertise and know-how in the field of Functional Safety in a Competence Center that coordinates the activities of all Philotech subsidiaries throughout Europe. 

The Center of Competence for Functional Safety has its main focus on the following industry sectors:

  • Civil and Military Aerospace Systems

  • Automotive Systems

  • Defence Systems

  • Railway Systems

Our safety services

Philotech’s highly qualified safety experts 

  • develop strategies and processes to achieve compliance with standard safety regulations

  • perform complete safety and reliability analysis

  • conduct assessments and workshops to enhance processes and products 

  • provide certification supervision or consulting

  • evaluate your systems including verification and validation

  • support and enable your team applying safety engineering activities.


We provide our services within Safety Management, System Engineering, Software Development and Hardware Design.

Contact us for further information on consulting, engineering, seminars or workshops. You decide which development tools you want to use and whether we come to your company or we host the event in our Center of Competence for Functional Safety.

Functional Safety as part of Support Engineering

An all-inclusive understanding of a system under development is crucial in order to deliver the highest level of supportability. Philotech provides complete solutions for all fundamental supportability design disciplines for a modern, state-of-the-art system development process: Reliability (R), Availability (A), Maintainability (M), Safety (S), Security (S) and Testability (T) often referred to as RAMSST.


For further information related to the other RAMSST activities please visit our dedicated section  Support Engineering