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From: 26. Sep 2022

To: 30. Sep 2022


Helsinki, Finland


The training will be conducted in English


1990 € (+VAT)


Register or contact us for further information


Date and location:

26.-30.9.2022 Helsinki
Day 1: 26.9.2022, 13.00 – 17.00: Module A2, Management of functional safety
Day 2: 27.9.2022, 9.00 – 17.00: Module A3, Concept and System design
Day 3: 28.9.2022, 9.00 – 17.00: Module A4, Hardware development
Day 4: 29.9.2022, 9.00 – 17.00: Module A5, Software development
Day 5: 30.9.2022, 9.00 – 11.00: IFSP examination
Juju Campus, Takomotie 8, 00380 Helsinki

IEC 61508 is a functional safety basic standard addressing the lifecycle of safety functions and safety-related systems, consisting of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic parts. As a basic standard, IEC 61508 also provides a common basis for industry and application specific variants that have been developed, for example, for machinery (IEC 62061) and process industries (IEC 61511).

SGS Fimko and SGS-TÜV Saar are providing in co-operation the possibility for training and qualification of personnel for demanding safety planning and safety management tasks in Finland according to IEC 61508. For engineering professionals, the training supports their development, maintains their competence, and increases their value as employees. For participating companies, the training gives an opportunity to independently confirm and strengthen technical capabilities and competencies for critical tasks.

Participants passing the training and exam will be awarded with Industrial Functional Safety Professional status by SGS-TÜV Saar. Trainings under the IFSP program have been provided on a regular basis since 2014 and the program has already been completed by approximately 700 professionals. Attendance of the training modules is a prerequisite for admission to the test. The qualification is valid for three years. By attending an update workshop and passing an exam, the qualification can be extended by another three years.

IFSP process

The training is intended for companies and professionals developing safety functions, safety-related systems, or their components, with use of the systematic safety planning and lifecycle approach of IEC 61508. The training is also suitable for the users of the industry and application specific variants of the basic standard.

The material of the training will be given to attendees in printed form.
Language: The training will be conducted in English.


Robert Sammer, Functional Safety Product Manager, SGS-TÜV Saar
Gudrun Neumann, Team Leader, Software, SGS-TÜV Saar


The training and examination total cost is 1990 € per participant. The cost for other participants from same company is 1890 € per participant, if invoiced with the same invoice. The price includes an IFSP examination fee of 290 € / person. VAT 24 % will be added.


Please register latest by September 2, 2022.

We follow the guidelines of Finnish institute of health and welfare for Covid-19: check the current guidelines on Finnish institute of health and welfare's website before entering the training. If the applicant has symptoms of a respiratory infection or is known to be exposed to the coronavirus, he or she will not be able to participate in the training. 

SGS Fimko Ltd. has a right to cancel the training no later than three weeks before the event, if not enough participants register for the training. If required by authorities regarding the Covid-19 situation, training may also be cancelled closer to the event. In such situations, the training can be arranged later, or the full fee refunded.

If there are local gathering restrictions at the time of the event, SGS will admit the participants in the order of the registration. If all registered applicants may not be admitted to the event, any participation fee already paid will be refunded in full. If necessary, the participant will take care of obtaining his/her own face mask.

SGS Fimko Ltd. can change the lecturer and the venue. In case the participant cancels the training at the latest three weeks before the agreed training date, 50% of the training fee will be charged. If the participant cancels the training later or does not cancel at all, the training fee will not be returned. If the applicant gets ill or cannot attend the training, contact SGS as soon as possible (email: If necessary, the attendance can be transferred to another participant.

For further information, please contact:  

Timo Vepsäläinen, tel. 040 5751 411
Anne Paakkunainen, tel. 09 696 3428

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