International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) have issued a series of standards with requirements
and guidelines for the establishment of safety plans (CENELEC’s EN 50126-1), quality plans (ISO 10005),
and project plans (see ISO 10006). Based on these standards, this paper proposes a Certification Plan
adapted to the specific characteristics of the Railway and Process industry domains. The purpose of the
Certification Plan is serving as a tool to aid Manufacturers in achieving the certification of their products.
The paper starts by presenting and clarifying relevant terms and definitions, as these may differ from
standard to standard. The main part of the paper structures and describes the crucial elements of the
This work is part of a series of Railway and IEC 61508 certification and research projects