Functional Safety for Machinery Technician Certification: SAF-TUV0T

Course Number

Rockwell Automation offers this training in cooperation with TÜV Rheinland.

Course Agenda

Day 1

  • Understanding the Functional Safety for Machinery Technician Certification (TÜV Rheinland)
  • Defining Legal Guidelines and Standards
  • Defining Risk Analysis and Processes(ISO 12100:2010)
  • Defining Basic Electrical Safety Principles (IEC 60204-1)
  • Defining Basic Safety Principles
  • Defining Machine Guarding Principles

Day 2

  • Identifying Safety Functions
  • Identifying Safety Devices
  • Identifying Circuits, Schematics, and Examples
  • Defining New Standards Regarding Safety of Machinery
  • Evaluating Machine Safety Using a Practical Example
  • Exam (1 hour)

Course Purpose

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

In this training, students will learn how the current standards dictate the selection, assembly, installation, validation, and maintenance of safety devices and components to reduce hazards from machinery and ensure the safety of people and the environment. Practical examples will demonstrate possibilities regarding machine protection.

This training will also cover safety topics, such as: redundancy, testing, distance calculations, assigning required level of risk reduction as PL, monitoring moveable guard positions, and fault avoidance for relevant life cycle phases.

After completing this course, students should understand and be able to use ISO 12100, IEC 60204-1 and other relevant machine functional safety standards.

Students who want Functional Safety for Machinery Technician Certification (TÜV Rheinland) must meet all eligibility requirements and pass the exam scheduled at the end of the second day.

Who Should Attend

Machine technicians, application engineers, safety specialists, and those responsible for repairing and maintaining machine safety should attend this course.


  • Required:
    - Minimum of 1 year experience working on industrial machinery
    - A completed and approved eligibility form to receive certification (see details in the next section)
  • Recommended: Basic working knowledge of electrical and electronic control functions for machinery
  • Recommended: Awareness of basic safety principles

Certificate Eligibility Requirements

Requirements to receive the Functional Safety for Machinery Technician Certificate (TÜV Rheinland):

  • Before taking the course, an eligibility form from TÜV Rheinland must be completed and approved, proving:
    - Minimum of 1 year experience working on industrial machinery
    - Documented education, high school diploma or global equivalent
    - Experience in machinery maintenance and operation verified by employer
  • Attended complete two-day course
  • Passing grade of 75% or higher on the exam

If all eligibility requirements are fulfilled, exam participants will receive individual notification of results and the Functional Safety for Machinery Technician certificate from TÜV Rheinland.

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, covering 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

If you want to learn more about functional safety standards for machinery, you can take:

  • Functional Safety for Machinery Introduction
    (Course No. SAF-TUV1)

If you want to learn about more about some of the safety devices discussed in this course, you can take:

  • Safety Relays and Devices Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    (Course No. SAF-COM101)

Hands-On Practice

Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learned through class interaction and observational exercises. The interactive exercises focus on awareness, safe work practices, maintenance requirements, calculation methods, boundaries, and regulations learned during the lessons.

Course Length

This is a two-day course.


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