Components of System Safety: Proceedings of the Tenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Southampton, UK, 2002

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Components of System Safety contains the invited papers presented at the tenth annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, held in Southampton, February 2002. The papers included in this volume are representative of modern safety thinking, the questions that arise from it, and the investigations that result. They are all aimed at the transfer of technology, experience, and lessons to and within industry, and they offer a broad range of views. Not only do they show what has been done and what could be done, but they...

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Overview

Components of System Safety contains the invited papers presented at the tenth annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, held in Southampton, February 2002. The papers included in this volume are representative of modern safety thinking, the questions that arise from it, and the investigations that result. They are all aimed at the transfer of technology, experience, and lessons to and within industry, and they offer a broad range of views. Not only do they show what has been done and what could be done, but they also lead the reader to speculate on ways in which safety might be improved.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852335618
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 3/22/2002
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 245
  • Product dimensions: 0.54 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Accidents and Their Investigation.- Accident Investigation - Missed Opportunities.- The Asta Train Crash, its Precursors and Consequences, and its Investigation.- Reasons for the Failure of Incident Reporting in the Healthcare and Rail Industries.- Issues of Low-SIL Systems.- The Management of Complex, Safety-Related Information Systems.- Engineering SCADA Products for Use in Safety-Related Systems.- Human Factors.- Automating Functions in Multi-agent Control Systems: Supporting the Decision Process.- The Processes to Manage (and Minimise) the Human Risk in Complex Systems.- Safety Requirements.- Human Factors Considerations for System Safety.- Will It be Safe?- Deriving Safety Requirements using REVEAL (R).- Risk.- Integrated Design Analysis.- Airport Risk Assessment: Examples, Models and Mitigations.- Communicating Risk: Reconfiguring Expert-Lay Relations.- Communication and Electronic Safety.- Safer Data: A Case Study of the Use of Data by a Railway Command and Control System.- E-Technology - Excitement, Enlightenment and Risk.

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