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Safe Comp 97 pp 321-331 | Cite as

Towards Safer Industrial Computer Controlled Systems

  • P. R. Croll
  • C. Chambers
  • M. Bowell
  • P. W. H. Chung

Abstract

A study of 21 incidents involving electrical, electronic and/or programmable electronic safety-related systems in small manufacturing enterprises, originally investigated by the Health and Safety Laboratory, has revealed that 40% of contributory faults are due to inadequate specification of system or safety requirements. Consequently the HAZAPS methodology and supporting software tool is proposed as a useful step forward in producing safer industrial computer controlled systems. The tool is demonstrated using a case study and suggestions are made for its improvement.

Keywords

Safety Requirement International Electrotechnical Commission Corrective Maintenance Hazard Identification Fault Removal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. R. Croll
    • 1
  • C. Chambers
    • 1
  • M. Bowell
    • 2
  • P. W. H. Chung
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.Health and Safety Laboratory Broad LaneUK
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringLoughborough University of TechnologyLoughboroughUK

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