Functional Safety

Modern electronic systems are becoming more complex, but also more vulnerable. Defects may have serious consequences that cause severe injuries or even claim lives and result in major 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 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 to achieve their project goals by well-qualified support in the engineering safety 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 crucial sector of civil and military aviation has been one of our main areas. 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 with respect to standardization for the automotive and railway industry. Philotech has pooled its complete Functional Safety expertise and know-how in a Center of Competence, where the activities of all Philotech subsidiaries throughout Europa are coordinated. 

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 to 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 wish 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. As a matter of course 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