Safety is historically an integrated part of all Volvo products, processes and services - ensuring that our products fulfil the highest possible functional and operational standards in whatever context they operate.

For most Volvo Penta engine applications the concept of safety is very much related to "reliability". 
That means engines should not have failures when cruising at sea or that a stand-by genset engine really starts in an emergency situation. Design considerations to protect the operator are of course other important safety features.