The 61508 Association

SIL DefinitionsThe 61508 Association is a cross-industry group of organizations with an interest in achieving a dependable and cost-effective method for demonstrating compliance with IEC 61508 and related standards.

What is the Association for?

The purpose of the Association is to serve the interests of the members through promoting the proper use of IEC 61508 and related standards and helping them to fulfill their functional safety responsibilities in the most cost-effective manner.

Principles of Membership

  • Members recognise IEC 61508 and related standards as the benchmark for achieving functional safety and managing risks in a proportionate way;
  • When members apply IEC 61508 and related standards they do so properly in all respects relating to their role in the safety life cycle;
  • Members demonstrate compliance with IEC 61508 and related standards by using a method which has integrity, transparency and consistency;
  • Members participate actively in the work of the Association.

For more information see How does the Association work?