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No Risk, No Work - reaching goals safely. Basic Training on Functional Safety ISO 26262

Course overview: 

The technology within, and functionality of road vehicles are becoming increasinbgly complex - software

Who should attend: 

This training is aimed at all those expecting to join an audit team in the role of ACS Expert, in the context of an ACSMS audit (internal audits, supplier audit or certification audit), or intend to share this role as ACSMS lead auditors.


The requirements for attending the training are:

  • An educational qualification (e.g. degree) in mathematics, computer science/IT, science or technology
  • Expertise in auditing processes (e.g. pursuant to ISO/IEC 19011)
  • Expertise in the following areas would be an advantage:
  • Information security pursuant to ISO/IEC 27001, or
  • Functional safety pursuant to ISO 26262
  • Access to ISO/SAE DIS 21434. If your firm does not have access to this standard, it can be purchased from the publishers Beuth Verlag.


Upon successful completion of the course examination you will receive a VDA certificate confirming your qualification as an ACS expert for Automotive Cybersecurity Management System Audits.

Benefits and Learning Objectives:  

By the end of this course you will:

  • Have a basic understanding of functional safety according to ISO 26262
  • Be familiar with the structure and contents of ISO 26262
  • Be aware of the importance of functional safety and the need to incorporate the process from the outset
  • Be familiar with the essential steps of the process
  • Understand functional safety as an integral component and understand the systems view

Introduction to IF

We have been delivering significant and measurable performance improvements for leading global manufacturers for more than 25 years and believe there is no one size fits all approach to driving competitiveness across the industry. Toyota, Rolls Royce and Electrolux are among the brands who have tapped into our expertise to ensure they remain on top in their own fiercely competitive markets.

Why choose SMMT QMD: 

In order to strengthen the services we provide to the UK's automotive quality management specialists and further underpin the competitiveness of UK manufacturers, SMMT Industry Forum has created SMMT QMD, its new Quality Management Division.

SMMT QMD was launched at the inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems Conference in Birmingham in November 2018 and aims to ensure that the UK automotive industry plays an active role in the development and governance of national and international automotive standards. 

SMMT QMD will provide a community of practice to directly support UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance. As such, SMMT QMD will now provide the following services: 

  • An industry association for quality managers
  • Training, professional development and resources
  • Publications
  • Practical help and support

Leading Expertise
We don’t employ “trainers”, rather a team of experienced industry experts who are able to apply their knowledge to your business

Proven Capability
We have been helping organisations like yours for over 25 years to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement

Attainable Results
We know what’s possible and how to help you achieve it by utilising our tried and tested techniques for long term success

Robust Execution
We believe that training should be through a ‘learn by doing’ approach with coaching and mentoring wherever possible

Date & Time Venue Cost Availability Take Action
22 Mar 2022 - 23 Mar 2022
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Virtual (UK time) £1399 Yes Book
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