Functional Safety for Machinery Introduction: SAF-TUV1

Course Number

Rockwell Automation offers this training in cooperation with TÜV Rheinland.

Course Agenda

Day 1

  • Understanding the Functional Safety for Machinery Certification (TÜV Rheinland)
  • Defining European Guidelines and Requirements
  • Defining OSHA Guidelines and Requirements
  • Defining Risk Analysis and Processes (ISO 12100:2010)
  • Defining ISO 13849-1
  • Identifying Safety Devices

Day 2

  • Identifying Safety Functions of Machines
  • Identifying Circuits, Schematics, and Examples
  • Defining New Standards Regarding Safety of Machinery

Day 3

  • Defining ISO 13849-1/2
  • Defining IEC 62061
  • Defining Basic Electrical Safety Principles (IEC 60204-1)
  • Performing ISO 13849/IEC 62061 calculations

Course Purpose

The standards regarding functional safety and relevant laws and directives demand that people and organizations performing responsible (accountable) tasks during all relevant life cycle phases of a machine must achieve and prove the required competencies.

This is an introduction to functional safety for machinery standards and is highly recommended to prepare students for the Rockwell Automation/TÜV Rheinland engineer certification course.

This course will define the design and proof requirements for functional safety of machines, according to current standards and guidelines. Practical examples will demonstrate possible techniques for machine guarding and protection.

This course will also introduce organizational measures that can be instituted to protect employees and equipment. The organizational measures include quality assurance techniques and documentation for lifecycle design and validation.

After completing this course, you should understand how safety devices and components are assembled and applied to reduce hazards from machinery so the necessary safety for people and the environment is achieved.

Who Should Attend

Application engineers, system integrators, developers, safety specialists, and authorized experts in machinery should attend this course.


To successfully complete this course, it is highly recommended that participants have professional experience in the field of functional safety or have attended another introductory course on functional safety.

Technology Requirements

Rockwell Automation provides all technology students require in the classroom.

Student Materials

To enhance and facilitate students’ learning experience, the following material is provided to each student as part of the course package:

  • Student Manual
    - Covers course material and key concepts

Standards are not provided by Rockwell Automation. Although not required, students who plan to pursue certification may want to bring copies of the following:

  • IEC 60204-1
  • IEC 62061
  • ISO 12100: 2010
  • ISO 13849 part 1 and part 2

Standards can be purchased from the following sites:

Next Learning Level

Once you have mastered the fundamental skills covered in this course, you should have the knowledge necessary to attend the next level of training, if desired*:

  • Functional Safety for Machinery Engineer Certification (TÜV Rheinland) (Course No. SAF-TUV2T)
    *Six months from completion of SAF-TUV1

Course Length

This is a three-day course.


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