The System Safety engineering element of the Safety process is concerned with minimizing
the risk of personnel injury or equipment damage during the use and maintenance of
the equipment or system.
Evaluation of the design and the adequacy of existing safety features is conducted
to identify any potentially hazardous conditions. Based on the completed evaluation,
action is then initiated to seek a redesign where necessary or to introduce measures
to reduce any remaining risks to an acceptable level.
Adept personnel have considerable experienced and skill in the production of System
Safety Plans and the management and conduct of safety programmes to Defence Standards
(00-56 etc); Joint Service Publications (JSP 454, JSP 430 etc); and the MoD’s Project-Oriented
Safety Management System (POSMS).
Adept personnel can provide the necessary experience and skill to complete or assist
with the following System Safety related tasks:
Conduct and document Preliminary Hazard Analysis;
Conduct System and Equipment Hazard Analysis;
Conduct Functional Safety Analysis;
Conduct Operational Safety Analysis;
Production of Safety Cases.
When conducting the above analysis Adept personnel use various analysis techniques
to determine hazards and their associated risks including:
Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPs) (as leader and recorder);
Failure Modes and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) (as leader and recorder);
Fault Tree Analysis;
Structured What If Analysis (Swift) etc.
Following the completion of the appropriate analysis Adept are experienced in working
with design teams to achieve the elimination of hazards or the reduction of hazards
to an acceptable level based on the As Low As Reasonable Practicable (ALARP) principle.