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The Safety Critical Systems Handbook, 4th Edition by Kenneth L. Simpson, David J. Smith

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Chapter 7

Demonstrating and Certifying Conformance

Abstract

It is becoming increasingly mandatory for conformance of an organization to be demonstrated and certified to meet up the requirements of IEC 61508. This need has been driven by the customer demands for certification along with the aspirations of the suppliers. Certifications, discussed in this chapter, address all the quantitative and qualitative aspects of a product.

Keywords

Assessment; Certification; Conformance; Demonstration; Noncompliance; Self-certification

7.1. Demonstrating Conformance

It is becoming increasingly necessary to demonstrate (or even certify) conformance to the requirements of IEC 61508. This has been driven by customer demands for certification coupled with suppliers' ...

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