Functional safety depends on a system operating in response to its inputs, including the safe management of likely operator errors, hardware failures and environmental changes.
The process of achieving functional safety must effectively address three distinct areas:
- SPECIFYING: Safety integrity level (SIL) target
- ACHIEVING: Design, construction, testing & validation to SIL target
- OPERATION: Operation and maintenance in accordance with the SIL Target
For many Operators, the Specify (SIL targeting) phase is well executed but the Achieve and Operation phases can be poor. CORE can help assure all three areas are effectively executed and deliver true Functional Safety.