The 61508 Association
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In addition to using the CASS methodology for creating evidence of compliance (i.e., for in-house purposes, self-declaration, etc) it has also been used for many years by Certification Bodies to gain an extension to their scope to issue certificates of conformity to IEC 61508 (or related standards).
This approach enables industry to have the added assurance of using the services of a certification body working in accordance with the relevant certification standards (i.e., ISO/IEC 17065, previously ISO/IEC Guide 65) under the auspices of a national accreditation body.
For the Certification Body, the CASS methodology is effectively an “off the shelf” set of technical procedures that can be integrated into their existing procedural framework, saving significant effort and cost.
For the assessee, there are benefits of using a certification service based on the CASS methodology:
Generally, the main advantages of accredited certification are:
The relevant forms for accredited certification bodies are on the Downloads page.
Important Note: only accredited certificates may use the CASS logo (available on request via Contacting CASS).