“Functional Safety Standards Past, Present and Future”

Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

Wednesday, 26th November 2014, 19.00

Over the last twenty years we have seen many standards applicable to machine and process safety. As technology evolves likewise functional safety standards evolve also.
More recently we have seen updates to major standards like IEC 61508 which will have implications to sector standards like 61511 for Process and 62061 for machinery Safety.

In this presentation, I will discuss how safety standards have evolved for both machinery related applications and process applications and newer hybrid applications.
We will discuss some of the more frequently used machine & process safety standards and take a look to where we can expect these standards to lead us in the near future.

About Brian Maher and Rockwell Automation.

image003Brian Maher has over fifteen years’ experience working in the field of Functional Safety. He was the first Engineer in Ireland to be certified as a functional safety engineer by TÜV Rheinland for machine related safety applications in 2010. He currently works with Rockwell Automation as Senior Commercial Engineer supporting customers and teams across EMEA.