Safety Assurance


Where are we now?



Performance prediction has difficulties



Safety Culture has problems with officialdom

Attitudinal indicator

Tick if you agree


Safety is my highest concern

Win contract, keep working

Safety is for wimps

Dismissal, Stop Work Order, lost contract



Some possibilities and their relationship

Some candidate indicators are:




Principles, Design and Management

Some suggested principles for principles:


Assurance at a management level

Assurance at a working level



The use of a process-based approach would:


In summary, we need both design principles and process specifications,
indicators from design principles are lagged, dependent indicators, placing greater weight on the role of process indicators for safety assurance.

On to Conclusions