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EMC and Functional Safety Policy Panel

Providing advice on how to approach functional safety issues and meet safety regulations.

The IET's EMC and Functional Safety Policy Panel was established to provide advice on how to approach functional safety issues and meet safety regulations.

Within companies the EMC Department and the Safety Department tend to be largely independent of each other and employ different skills and disciplines. Sometimes, because of this, important issues of EMC-related functional safety may 'fall between two stools'. Compliance with the EMC Directive (or its harmonised standards) may not ensure that EMC-related functional safety issues have been correctly addressed or relevant safety legislation met.

The panel has produced a report to provide advice, make recommendations and raise the awareness of EMC-related functional safety among company directors, managers, designers and other professionals.