BS EN 62061:2005+A2:2015 Safety of machinery. Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems

BS EN 62061:2005+A2:2015

Safety of machinery. Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : April 2005



What is this standard about? 

As industry becomes increasingly automated, electrical control systems are playing a larger role in machine safety. These systems are also using more complex electronics. BS EN 62061 sets out requirements for safety-related machinery control systems and how to achieve performance. 

Who is this standard for?

  • Machinery designers
  • Control system manufacturers and integrators
  • Machinery users and maintainers
  • Consultants
  • Regulators and notified bodies
  • Anyone requiring Safety Integrity Level (SIL) classification  

Why should you use this standard? 

BS EN 62061 specifies functional safety requirements and makes recommendations for the design, integration and validation of safety related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems (SRECS). It gives assurance that a safety related control system has the required integrity necessary for the level of risk. 

The standard was developed as a derivative of IEC 61508, which introduced the concept of functional safety and applies across all industry sectors. BS EN 62061 takes the provisions, rationale and SIL (safety integrity level) classification system of IEC 61508, and interprets them for machinery control systems.

What’s changed since the last update?

BS EN 62061 has been updated to correct minor errors and update normative references and includes the following changes:

  • A suggested methodology for safety integrity level (SIL) revised in Informative Annex A
  • Revisions to requirements for the avoidance of systematic hardware failure

Standard NumberBS EN 62061:2005+A2:2015
TitleSafety of machinery. Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date26 April 2005
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 12100:2010, IEC 61000-6-2, IEC 60204-1, EN 60204-1:1997/Corrigendum 1:1998, EN 61310, ISO 13849-2:2003, EN 13849-1:2008, EN ISO 13849-2, IEC 61508-3, EN 61000-6-2:2001, IEC 61508-2, EN 61508-3:2001, EN 60204-1:1997, IEC 61310, EN 61508-2:2001, EN ISO 12100:2010, ISO 13849-1:1999
Informative References(Provided for Information)2006/42/EC
International RelationshipsIEC 62061:2005/AMD2:2015,EN 61937-11:2010,EN 62061:2005/A2:2015
Amended ByAMD 15929
Amendment, October 2015; Amendment, June 2013
Draft Superseded By08/30194827 DC14/30313540 DC
DescriptorsElectronic equipment and components, Programmable, Electric machines, Control systems, Computerized control, Electric control equipment, Electrical components, Control equipment, Safety devices, Occupational safety, Verification, Electrical equipment, Equipment safety
Title in FrenchSécurité des machines. Sécurité fonctionnelle des systèmes de commande électriques, électroniques et électroniques programmables relatifs à la sécurité
Title in GermanSicherheit von Maschinen. Funktionale Sicherheit sicherheitsbezogener elektrischer, elektronischer und programmierbarer elektronischer Steuerungssysteme
ISBN978 0 580 88106 0
File Size3.18 MB

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