ISO 26262 Safety Analysis Techniques

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Course Overview: 

This is a 3-day course delivered in partnership with Horiba-Mira. This practical course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to perform safety analysis as part of an ISO26262 product development.

On Day 1 we’ll give an introduction to the role of safety analysis in ISO26262, then cover design failure mode and effects analysis (dfMEA).  We’ll explain the basics of FMEA and conduct a series of exercises adopting a structured, multi-step approach to FMEA.

On Day 2 we’ll cover fault tree analysis (FTA), introducing the basic concepts and principles of FTA and describe the process of developing FTAs to support the requirements of ISO26262 Part 4 and 5.  We’ll also cover the differences between qualitative and quantitative FTAs in the context of ISO26262 and conduct structured exercises to demonstrate the principles of FTA when used to support ISO26262.

On Day 3 we’ll cover both ISO26262 hardware metrics and dependent failure analysis (DFA).  The ISO26262 hardware metrics section will cover the single point fault metrics (SPFM), latent fault metric (LFM) and the two methods for evaluating safety goal violation due to random hardware failures.  The DFA section will describe the process of performing a DFA to support the requirements of ISO26262 Part 4.


  • Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • Fault tree analysis (FTA)
  • ISO26262 hardware architectural metrics
  • Evaluation of safety goal violations due to random hardware failure (both methods)
  • Dependent failure analysis (DFA)


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

Course Booking Details: 

This course is £1200 per delegate and will be delivered either virtual or at the Mira Technology Institute in Nuneaton.

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Further information

SMMT QMD is the Automotive Quality Management Division of SMMT Industry Forum.

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