Aspects of Safety Management: Proceedings of the Ninth by Mike Ainsworth, Katherine Eastaughffe, Alan Simpson (auth.),

By Mike Ainsworth, Katherine Eastaughffe, Alan Simpson (auth.), Felix Redmill, Tom Anderson (eds.)

Aspects of security Management comprises the invited papers provided on the 9th annual Safety-critical platforms Symposium, held in Bristol, February 2001. For your time, it's been recognized that technical concerns are just one part of the protection coin. the opposite, usually dominant function, is energetic, educated and devoted administration. An knowing of probability, emphasis on schooling and using language, recognition to studying classes from either examine and different sectors, and the advance of the best employees competences, are all points of safeguard administration. The papers contained inside of this quantity conceal a large diversity of matters, yet all have the typical hyperlink of defense administration. They current loads of commercial event, in addition to a few fresh educational research.

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Lack of supporting evidence. g. g. inadequate tests to demonstrate the safety goals or inadequate documentation of fault histories where important data on say operating time has not been collected). These are not insurmountable , but will require a significant "culture change" to overcome and organisations and people can be slow to adapt to new methods. The key factor is Management commitment to change, but the process can be eased by supporting measures such as: • Exchange of experience. g. via industry safety clubs or safety bodies), this experience could help to train newcomers.

This form of evidence is called "backing" evidence. Evidence may be gathered from three sources: testing, field service experience and analysis. g. host machine tests. Analysis, however, is used in its widest sense and includes inspections and reviews, tests on indirect artefacts such as static analysis and simulations, as well as evidence which supports logical arguments. Clearly evidence, drawn from a single source, needed to support an argument, must consist of both direct and backing evidence.

People shall be prevented from falling over the edge of the cliff'. g. "You shall install a 1 meter high rail at the edge of the cliff'. There is an increasing tendency to adopt a goal-based approach to safety regulation, and there are good technical and commercial reasons for believing this approach is preferable to more prescriptive regulation. It is however important to address the practical problems associated with goal-based regulation in order for it to be applied effectively. This paper will first discuss the motivation for adopting a goal-based regulatory approach, and then illustrate the implementation by describing SWO 1 which forms part of the CAP 670 [CAA 1998] regulations for ground-based air traffic services (ATS).

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