SE-Training – Fundamentals of System and Product Safety

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Course Descriptions

This course will provide attendees with a solid foundation in the motivations for and techniques associated with, designing safer systems and products. We will review a variety of real life accidents and explore their root causes, to highlight that organisational failings, design errors and operational issues have the capacity to create catastrophic events. Within an SE approach, we'll explore methods to assess safety and human factors risks for a set of technologically diverse systems before considering how to define design requirements to control potential hazards. The course will also provide an overview of safety management systems, hazard logs, safety arguments, incident investigation, complex electronics safety (including software), CE marking and hazardous materials.

Learning Outcomes

• Gain an understanding of what "safe" means, the business and project benefits linked to robust safety management and the cost of accidents.
• For all stages of product's life-cycle, be able to outline the key elements associated with "designing for safety".
• Have an overview of the tools and techniques employed by safety specialists when adopting a risk based approach to safety.
• Have an appreciation of the safety issues associated with software, human/system interactions, novel technologies, complex system of systems and autonomy.

Who Should Attend?

• Design engineers wishing to improve or refresh their system safety knowledge to enhance their integration within a Systems Engineering team.
• Project and programme managers wishing to understand how poor safety engineering can lead to prohibitive project risk.
• Engineering managers wishing to improve their specialist knowledge in order to gain the most from their safety team.
• Business leaders wishing to understand their legal and moral responsibilities to ensure that products and systems are designed, commissioned and operated safety.

Course Rates

Early Bird Rates: 1,350 CHF. Regular Rates: 1,500 CHF


2 days

Delivered By

Richard Maguire
Jim Mateer

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 08:00 to Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 17:00
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