Course detail

Risk Management Fundamentals

FSI-DMR-KAcad. year: 2020/2021

The main content of the course is a review of approaches to risk management and safety assurance in new and operating machinery.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course provides the students with basic knowledge from the given field.


Knowledge of mathematics in the extent of previous studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is expected.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Crouhy, M.; Galai, D.; Mark, R.: Risk Management; Professional Publisching, McGraw-Hill, New York 2001; ISBN 0-07-135731-9
MAREK, Jiří, et al. Management rizik v konstrukci výrobních strojů. Praha: MM Průmyslové spektrum, 2009.
MYKISKA,Antonín. Bezpečnost a spolehlivost technických systémů. 1. vydání. Praha: České vysoké učení technické v Praze, 2006,206 s. Učební texty ČVUT v Praze. Fakulta strojní.
Crouhy, M.; Galai, D.; Mark, R.: The Essentials of Risk Management; Professional Publisching, McGraw-Hill, New York 2006; ISBN 0-07-142966-2
EN ISO 12100. Safety of machinery - General principles for design - Risk assessment and risk reduction; European Committee for Standardization 2010; pp 106
ČSN EN ISO 12100. Bezpečnost strojních zařízení - Všeobecné zásady pro konstrukci - Posouzení rizika a snižování rizika. [s.l.] : Český normalizační institut, 1.6.2011.
ČSN EN ISO 13849-1. Bezpečnost strojních zařízení - Bezpečnostní části ovládacích systémů - Část 1: Všeobecné zásady pro konstrukci. [s.l.] : Český normalizační institut, 1.12.2008
EN ISO 13849-1 Safety of machinery - Safety-related parts of control systems - Part 1: General principles for design; European Committee for Standardization 2008; pp 84
EN ISO 13849-2 Safety of machinery - Safety-related parts of control systems - Part 2: Validation; European Committee for Standardization 2008; pp 52
ČSN EN ISO 13849-2. Bezpečnost strojních zařízení - Bezpečnostní části ovládacích systémů - Část 2: Ověřování. [s.l.] : Český normalizační institut, 1.12.2008
ČSN EN 62061. Bezpečnost strojních zařízení - Funkční bezpečnost elektrických, elektronických a programovatelných elektronických řídicích systémů souvisejících s bezpečností. [s.l.] : Český normalizační institut, 1.11.2005
EN 62061 Safety of machinery - Functional safety of safety-related electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems; European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization 2004; pp 92
EN 60204-1 ed. 2. Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 1: General requirements; European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization 2006; pp 110
ČSN EN 60204-1 ed. 2. Bezpečnost strojních zařízení - Elektrická zařízení strojů - Část 1: Všeobecné požadavky. [s.l.] : Český normalizační institut, 1.6.2007
Asset management – New South Wales; Risk Management Guideline; September 2004; ISBN 0731332849

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures. According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for course-unit credit award: active participation in lectures and seminars, semestral work elaboration, test; in justified cases, the lecturer may set alternative requirements.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to familiarize the students with the basics of risk management in machinery.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Presence in lectures is recommended, presence in seminars is compulsory.
In justified cases alternative form of tuition, solution of individual semestral project.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-K Bachelor's

    branch B-KSB , 2. year of study, summer semester, 7 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Guided consultation in combined form of studies

17 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to risk management – motivation.
2. Basic terminology from the field of machinery safety.
3. Hazard and risk
4. Risk analysis
5. Risk reduction
6. Machinery directive.
7. Electricity directive.
8. Electromagnetic compatibility.
9. Harmonized standards.
10. Functional safety – performance level
11. Functional safety – SIL.
12. Documentation of risk management.
13. Case studies.

Guided consultation

35 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Semestral work assignmnent
2.-10. Elaboration of semestral work under teacher´s supervision
11.-12. Presentation of semestral works
13. Course-unit credit award.