9 Week - Functional Safety for Engineers

w/ TÜV Rheinland and Omron

Become Certified on Automation Safety

$5,680 Per Seat.

Week 1 – 02/25

Week 9 – 04/29

9 Week Training. Virtual.

Week 1 and Week 9 will be co-hosted in-house at Mechatronic Solutions.

This 9-week program will prepare students for the TUV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer exam. Students will learn the theoretical and practical information concerning standards and formal risk assessment methodology necessary for the TUV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer exam. 

  • Students will participate in an initial one week instructor-led virtual training class covering all of the relevant materials.
  • This initial training will be followed by 7 weekly 1-hour webinars reinforcing the key informationn.
  • The final week of the program will be 4 days of innstructor-led virtual training by a TUV certified instructor with the exam for the TUV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer Certification on the fifth day.
Prerequisites and Ideal Candidate
Recommended Audience

This course is intended for seasoned engineers with an interest in functional machine safety.

While the course is open to all, certification as a TUV Functional Safety Engineer requires at least three years of relevant safety experience.


Students are required to have the relevant standards (individual or corporate purchase) during the training:

  • ISO 13849-1
  • ISO 13849-2
  • IEC 62061
  • ISO 12100
Course Outline


Week 1: 5 Days Virtual: Omron led Functional Safety Training

Week 2: Webinar #1 – Standard types, risk assessment, machine directives

Week 3: Webinar #2 – Fixed Guards and eStops

Week 4: Webinar #3 – ISO 13849-1

Week 5: Webinar #4 – Functional safety management, software

Week 6: Webinar #5 – IEC 62061

Week 7: Webinar #6 – Questions sent in by attendees

Week 8: Webinar #7 – Final Week Preparation: TUV material & test expectations

Week 9: 5 Days Virtual – TUV Certified Instructor Training and Exam

  • Monday-Thursday: Virtual instruction + Group Study Session
  • Friday: TUV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer Exam
Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this class, the student should be able to:

  • List the requirements for and be able to conduct a risk assessment
  • Correctly identify, interpret and apply the standards for functional machine safety
  • Apply the hierarchy of controls
  • Identify appropriate risk reduction measures and commensurate with level of risk
  • Identify safety devices and their proper applications per current standards
  • Create a safety circuit design and distinguish among various safety Category
  • Explain how different architectures and designs affect safety levels
  • Identify and execute the required safety calculations
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy:

Registrants may cancel or reschedule training sessions without penalty, if notice is given more than 15 business days prior to the first day of training. Cancellation or rescheduling notices given less than 10 business days prior to the first day of training, will be assessed a fee equal to 50% of the training cost.  If no notice is given and registrant fails to attend, 100% of the training cost will be invoiced. Omron reserves the right to cancel a class 7 business days prior to the first day of training if the minimum registration requirement is not met.

Learn About the Instructor

Rex Keihl is a Certified Functional Safety Expert and an Automation training leader at The Omron Corporation, responsible for educating and assisting customers in the application and integration of safety automation products into their processes. He has a strong and diverse background history for over 30 years in the industrial automation helping design and improve processes utilizing the latest industrial products as they become available for use. He has a degree in applied management, electrical engineering, and has been an instructor at Wright State University in addition to being certified under TÜV (Reinland) as one of a few Functional Experts of today ( FS Expert #310/2021 Machinery). He also sits on several ANSI B11 standard committees and participates on the ISO TC199 WG-6 international standard committee for guarding designs. Keihl builds rapport with diverse audiences and helps them gain the mastery of standards and regulations while simplifying the complicated world of the safety with automated control needed to make impactful change in their facilities.

Learn About the TUV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland stands for safety and quality in virtually all areas of business and life. Founded more than 150 years ago, the company is one of the world’s leading testing service providers with more than 20,870 employees and annual revenues of around 2.3 billion euros.

Learn About Omron

Omron’s goal is to increase your productivity, efficiency and speed without sacrificing quality. We offer a comprehensive suite of laboratory automation solutions to automate key pre- and post-processing steps. This helps the life sciences industry reduce potential errors, maximize machine workflow time and better manage laboratory productivity and safety.

Omron’s comprehensive machine vision hardware line includes industrial cameras, vision systems and smart and PC-based cameras that are scalable across software platforms. Our portfolio offers compact form factors for tight spaces, high-speed imaging for fast-moving production lines, and high resolutions for detailed inspection.

Learn About Mechatronic Solutions

Mechatronic Solutions is a leading Omron distributor for Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. We have a team of engineers on staff to help you size and select the correct solution for your application. If you would like more information or have any questions, please fill out our contact form and a member of our team will reach out to you.

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