The 5-day System Safety Engineering Management Master Class, presented by AMOG Consulting, focuses on the management of the System Safety Program and the interface with the Engineering Project life-cycle. Development and maintenance of the Safety Case is explored using specialised tools such as GSN. The course explores tools and techniques required for risk reduction as well as the influence of Software and Human Factors on the safety argument. Topics such as Legislative Compliances, Duty of Care and ALARP Arguments are explored as well as the role of domain specified regulatory standards.

The demand for superior technology and greater inter-operability within modern systems has seen a substantial growth in the sophistication and flexibility requirements of new designs. This has resulted in a significant increase in the reliance on modern, software intensive, control systems that are extremely complex and can include any number of potentially safety critical failure modes. Acknowledging this challenge, international and domestic governing and regulatory bodies are requiring comprehensive and robust demonstrations of how safety has been considered for these systems, in all facets of the life-cycle; from concept to disposal. This demonstration is often referred to as the Safety Case. On this course, a highly interactive worked example of day 5 of the program puts all of the elements of the master class into practice and ensures that participants take away a thorough working knowledge of the management of system safety engineering.

Learning Objectives

  • Comparison of standards to effectively manage your System Safety Engineering context
  • Management of System Safety Engineering and the related safety paradigms of System Safety, Risk Management, Reliability Engineering and OH&S
  • System Safety management - data and analysis
  • Management of the integration of the System Safety Program with the project life cycle
  • Managing the interfaces to related Safety Programs
  • Assessing the quality of a safety case
  • Building a Safety Case using Goal Structuring Notation (GSN)
  • Methods of analysis including hazards, fault tree analysis, event tree analysis, failure mode effects and criticality analysis, and human factors
  • Risk management in System Safety Engineering
  • Managing software safety engineering including the role and determination of Software Integrity Levels (SILs)
  • Assurance and compliance in System Safety Engineering
  • Identify the critical elements of an effective System Safety program
  • Apply hazard identification and assessment techniques for safe system design
  • Apply risk reduction strategies available for safety critical systems
  • Manage interpretation of how the human factor applies to design and safety of systems
  • Understand the importance of software safety management, software engineering and software assurance for safety related systems
  • Identify and complete relevant project management documentation
  • Management techniques for assurance and compliance

Target Audience

Participants generally have four or more years of experience and come from a range of engineering specialisations including Aerospace, Civil Maritime, Construction, Consultants, Defence, Electrical Utilities, Offshore Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Mining, Power, and Transport.

For those who are involved in the design, maintenance, operation and/or management of systems or equipment with potential safety implications including:

  • Safety Manager
  • Design Lead
  • Contract Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • CEO
  • Director

Course Outline

Day 1: Introduction to System Safety Management

  • Terminology
  • Standards and Compliance
  • System Safety Paradigms
  • The Safety Case

Day 2: The System Safety Case

  • The Safety Case
  • Safety Case Construction
  • Safety Case Maintenance
  • System Safety and Project Lifecycle
  • System Safety Engineering Process
  • Managing System Safety Programs, Constraints and Assumptions

Day 3: Risk Calculation and System Safety

  • Hazard Identification
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Hazard Identification and Analysis
  • Risk Reduction

Day 4: Software Safety Management

  • Software Safety Engineering Process
  • Software Assurance
  • Software Safety Standards
  • Human Factors

Day 5: Interactive Workshop

  • Workshop activity to consolidate all of the system safety principals
  • Review and summary of the course material