The process of system safety revolves around a desire to ensure that jobs or tasks are performed in the safest manner possible, free from unacceptable risk of harm or damage.
The primary concern of system safety is the management of hazards: their identification, evaluation, elimination and control through analysis, design and management procedures.
System safety hazard analysis is concerned primarily with the identification and control of hazard probability and severity of a given project, system or program.
Another way of looking at it: System safety is an important concept in today’s technologically savvy society. Indeed, in the corporate world, different companies and organizations face different challenges related to system security. From these challenges, system safety emerges as an important organizational concept.
The system safety process mainly relies on identifying and analyzing hazardous elements in organizational systematic processes. These processes help to formulate remedial controls for the control or elimination of dangerous items in a system safety process (through a system-based approach).
These processes also require the inclusion of scientific, technical, and managerial skills in the identification, prevention and mitigation of hazardous elements.
The adoption of the system-based approach is a departure from traditional safety strategies, which depend on the control of external hazardous factors of an organization’s operational system.
In the past, the traditional safety strategy depended on an epistemological analysis of a systematic process. This analysis also relied on past incidents in the risk management process.
Now, the system safety concept relies on the success of “synergy” because the underlying principle of the concept stipulates that the systematic working of different processes provide a better conception of how systems should work, as opposed to how one concept works
Want to learn more? Tonex offers System Safety, a 2-day course that covers important system safety concepts and techniques used in planning, designing, implementing, testing and operating safety-critical systems.
Participants will learn about fundamental concepts of system safety engineering, systems safety control, nature of risk, accident and human error models, causes of accidents, system hazard analysis, designing for safety, fault tolerance, safety issues in the design of human-machine interaction, verification of safety, creating a safety culture, and management of safety-critical projects.
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