PLATO Functional SafetyGuarantee safe control of failures and misfunctions.

Manufacturers of complex products with electrical, electronic, and programmable components must guarantee that failures and malfunctions are controlled safely.

The ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 standards describe the requirements on functional safety.

They include the performance of a hazard analysis with risk assessment and verification with quantitative calculations via FMEDA.

PLATO supplies a solution that is integrated into the system analysis and makes individually customizable forms and calculations possible.

Hazard Analysis with Risk Assessment


  • Identification of potential hazards of the system
  • (Driving) situation analysis
  • Evaluation of the severity (S - severity)
  • Determination of the frequency of the situation (E - exposure)
  • Estimation of the ability to control the malfunction (C – controllability).
  • Classification of the safety level (ASIL / SIL)
  • Definition of safety objectives

FMEDA (Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostics Analysis)


  • Determination of the quantitative parameters
  • Calculation of failure rates with individual procedures and models
  • Value catalogs for components offer convenient preparation
  • Hazard analysis and FMEDA are linked. Traces show how safety objectives are achieved by components

Individual Application

e1ns.methods contains standard forms and calculation methods for hazard analysis and FMEDA. They form the basis for company-specific forms that are developed within the framework of a form configuration. Additional forms for variants of a method or variants of the calculation methods can be added.

A form configuration contains :

  • Specification of the form
  • Implementation of the form (approx. 1-2 days – depending on the scope of functions)
  • Installation of the form – remote / optional (0.5 days)

Why PLATO Functional Safety? Your benefits.

  • Individual Analyses: Tailor-made analyses promote acceptance among users
  • Calculations: Models for the calculation, e.g. Siemens Standard - SN29500
  • Flexible form layouts: Columns and contents are customized specifically for the company
  • Web application: Working in the browser simplifies distributed team work and software availability
  • Use a database: Corporate knowledge is used and expanded
  • Saves time: Effort and maintenance of data are minimized for the user
  • Catalogs: Use of catalogs for component data
  • Integration of company data: Data from SAP®, MES, PLM, etc., can be used

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Maik Teschner, Nexperia Germany GmbH

Maik Teschner about the use of the PLATO Risk Management software SCIO™ at Nexperia Germany GmbH.

Holger Handelmann, Lumileds Germany GmbH

Holger Handelmann about the use of PLATO Risk Management Software SCIO™ at Lumileds Germany GmbH.

Jochen Bauhaus, Johann Borgers GmbH

Jochen Bauhaus about the reasons for using the FMEA software from PLATO at Johann Borgers GmbH.

Gerhard Seifert, Tenneco GmbH

Gerhard Seifert about the reasons for using PLATO FMEA software at Tenneco GmbH.

Jürgen Heinzelmann, Mahle Behr GmbH & Co. KG

Jürgen Heinzelmann about the use and the advantages of the template management system from PLATO.

Gary Baker, PhD, Johnson Matthey

Gary Baker, PhD, about the reasons for using the PLATO software at Johnson Matthey.

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