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Software Safety Training Course Workshop by Tonex

The Software Safety Training course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of software safety principles, practices, and techniques. Participants will learn how to identify and mitigate software hazards, ensure the safety of software systems, and adhere to industry standards and regulations. The course covers various topics, including hazard analysis, risk assessment, safety requirements, verification and validation, and safety-critical software development processes. Through practical examples and case studies, participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and maintain safe software applications.


  • Software engineers and developers
  • System architects and designers
  • Quality assurance professionals
  • Project managers
  • Safety engineers
  • Regulatory compliance personnel

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of software safety in critical systems.
  • Identify and analyze software hazards and risks.
  • Apply hazard analysis techniques, such as fault tree analysis and failure mode and effects analysis.
  • Define and manage safety requirements for software systems.
  • Implement verification and validation activities to ensure software safety.
  • Follow established safety-critical software development processes and standards.
  • Familiarize themselves with industry-specific safety standards and regulations.
  • Develop strategies for integrating safety considerations into software development projects.
  • Conduct safety audits and assessments to evaluate software systems.
  • Apply best practices for maintaining software safety throughout the software lifecycle.

Course Outline:
1. Introduction to Software Safety

  • Importance of software safety in critical systems
  • Overview of software safety standards and regulations

2. Hazard Analysis Techniques

  • Identifying software hazards and risks
  • Fault tree analysis (FTA)
  • Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)

3. Safety Requirements Engineering

  • Defining safety requirements for software systems
  • Methods for capturing and documenting safety requirements
  • Tracing safety requirements throughout the software development lifecycle

4. Verification and Validation for Software Safety

  • Techniques for verifying software safety requirements
  • Test planning and execution for software safety
  • Model-based safety analysis and simulation

5. Safety-Critical Software Development Processes

  • Introduction to safety-critical software development standards (e.g., DO-178C, IEC 61508)
  • Software safety considerations in the software development lifecycle
  • Integration of safety activities with other development processes

6. Safety Assurance Case Development

  • Developing safety assurance cases for software systems
  • Structuring and presenting safety evidence
  • Assurance case management and maintenance

7. Safety Audits and Assessments

  • Conducting safety audits and assessments for software systems
  • Evaluating compliance with safety standards and regulations
  • Identifying and addressing safety gaps and issues

8. Safety-Critical Software Maintenance

  • Best practices for maintaining software safety
  • Change management and impact analysis
  • Configuration management for safety-critical software

9. Case Studies and Practical Exercises

  • Real-world case studies highlighting software safety challenges
  • Hands-on exercises to apply software safety techniques
  • Group discussions and knowledge sharing

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