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RiskCATS 61508

RiskCATS 61508

RiskCATs is the toolset when safety is the top priority. This tool is for navigating and using IEC 61508 (Functional Safety)


The seven parts of the IEC 61508 standard are complex, they require much time, energy and knowledge of the both the standard and the document itself to find the appropriate measures to use in a given situation. These tools provide almost instantaneous selection of the correct measures for any situation. From whole project down to measures for a specific team. Also rapid and intuitive navigation around the standard. They also provide PDF's of the standard(s). In the case of IEC61508 parts 1,2,3,4 & 7.


The RiskCATs tool permits rapid and intuitive navigation around the standard. Simple calculation of SIL by Risk Graph or Probability methods (in the 61508 version). Selection of measures by key word, life cycle or function using or/and criteria. A simple click of the mouse pulls up the relevant part of the standard, with the measure highlighted. For any term defined in the standard you can pull up the definition from the standard, again with a single mouse click. There is a similar system for other explanations and information related to any measure.


There is a very useful note facility. You can add notes to any measure. For example hyperlinks to your own documents or procedures. Notes are searchable and can be exported in RTF format.

No more need for Post -it-Note or written notes in the margin of your printed standard, or companion note books.


Measures can be selected manually or automatically. The automatic selection can be by keyword, document headings and function. They can be selected by section or the whole standard and also "and" or "or" with the levels e.g."recommended" and/or mandatory etc so almost any combination can be selected in seconds.


All selections can be output in rtf format (optionally with notes) to produce check lists. Filtering permits the saving of measures with and without notes and other parameters. Delimiters can also be selected so Within a matter of minutes you can produce checklists for all the teams in the development from requirements capture to final test.


The ability to save the state of RiskCATS means you can instantly recall measure selections (and notes) for any number of scenarios. E.g. mandatory measures for verification at SIL 3. Multiple sessions can be saved.


Both Phaedrus Systems Ltd and RiskCAT Gmbh are involved in developing various safety standards including MISRA and IEC 61508.



  Documentation Version Ext
  » Demo of RiskCATS IEC61508 click here 6.0a
  » Using RiskCATS 61508 Paper  click here 1.2