Design for System Safety






Shimshon A.


Today, the complexity of systems and operations provides a new and very different challenge for the safety professional. To put it another way: the "Fly-Fix-Fly" philosophy was no longer workable. The need to anticipate and fix problems before they occurred led to a new approach that all aspects of the design of operation, machine, operator, environment, etc., must be considered in identifying potential hazards and establishing appropriate controls.

The purpose of this Practical System Safety Course is to understand that System Safety has become less "mathematical" and more "practical". This means that modern concepts of system safety can be used by any organization or person who wants a logical, visible, and traceable method of identifying and controlling safety hazards.

In this course we present an introduction to several tools and techniques of System Safety Analysis like Functional Hazard Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, Subsystem Hazard Analysis, System Hazard Analysis, Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP).

Finally, we will integrate these elements into a safety program plan that is tailored to your organization's needs.