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The objective of this guidance document is to inform the reader of how to satisfy ISO 26262:2011 2-18.104.22.168 which requires that “The organisation shall create, foster, and sustain a safety culture that supports and encourages the effective achievement of functional safety”.
This guidance is proven to be successful in passing functional safety audits for organisations using 3rd party auditors.
This product contains:
- Guidance for developing objective measurables for achievement of this subjective requirement
- Guidance for assessing current safety culture
- Guidance for meeting the requirement, broken down by using the examples of a good safety culture given in ISO 26262-2:2011 Annex B.
- Guidance for formulating an argument (using Goal Structured Notation) that the requirement is met, ready for the functional safety audit.
The audit questions provided in this product will enable the organisation to self-assess against the requirements of ISO 26262-2:2011 5.5.1.
Questions are provided together with a measured response to compare answers against in order to determine compliance, and thus provide a mechanism for understanding where and how potential gaps in compliance can be resolved.
It is advisable to complete the self-assessment ahead of completing the functional safety, for the following reasons.
- Delaying and then subsequently failing the functional safety audit means that the organisation is performing parts of the safety life cycle when not compliant. This will result in the need to demonstrate how the parts of the life-cycle completed, whilst not compliant, have been performed adequately.
- Completing the self-assessment successfully provides evidence to give to the functional safety auditor.
- Completing the self-assessment successfully is the best method of preparing for the functional safety audit.
This product provides guidance for institution, execution and maintenance of processes to ensure that identified functional safety anomalies are explicitly communicated to the applicable safety managers and the responsible persons (in satisfaction of ISO 26262:2011 2-22.214.171.124).
An example process incorporating a database is also included.
Guidance is also provided for how to resolve safety anomalies and decide whether they have been adequately addressed.