Advertisement

Some Ways of Improving Our Methods of Qualitative Safety Analysis and Why We Need Them

  • Jack Crawford
Conference paper

Abstract

This paper follows an earlier study which questioned the validity of Probabilistic Risk Analysis. From its results it is argued that improvements are needed in the methods used for qualitative analysis. Three such improvements in method are described.

Keywords

Failure Mode Fault Tree Safety Feature Frame Analysis Probabilistic Risk Assessment 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. [Bateson 1987]
    Bateson G: Steps to an Ecology of Mind. Jason Aaronson Inc, 1987. (Part 3 Chapter 2.)Google Scholar
  2. [Crawford 1999, 2000]
    Crawford J: What’s Wrong with the Numbers? Parts 1 & 2. Safety Systems, September 1999 and January 2000.Google Scholar
  3. [MOD 1996]
    Ordnance Board: Proceeding P120(1) Integrated Design Analysis for Fuzing System Safety. Ministry of Defence UK, 1996.Google Scholar
  4. [NATO 1992]
    NATO: Stanag 4187 (Edition 2 ) Fuzing Systems - Safety Design Requirements. NATO Military Agency for Standardization, 1992.Google Scholar
  5. [Ovid 0008]
    Ovid P: The Metamorphoses, Book VIII. 0008. (Translation by John Dryden, 1794 ).Google Scholar
  6. [Pagès and Gondran 1986]
    Pagès A and Gondran M: System Reliability - Evaluation and Prediction in Engineering. North Oxford Academic, 1986.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Crawford
    • 1
  1. 1.Crawford Consultancy LimitedFarnham, SurreyUK

Personalised recommendations