[SystemSafety] Another Standards Discussion

From: Peter Bernard Ladkin < >
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:25:37 +0100

As well as the discussion at SSS'14, there will be a workshop on the Effectiveness of Safety Standards at EDCC in Newcastle in May 2014. Preliminary info at http://www.idt.mdh.se/AESSCS_2014/

I have a one-liner (make that three-liner) about the effectiveness of safety standards. I am involved in a major standardisation project for a new technology (this is not a unique identifier :-) ) in which everybody pays substantial lip service to functional safety but spat copiously on a subproject for risk analysis. Telling them that as far as the IEC is concerned, functional safety *is* risk analysis and then assessment (see IEC Guide 51) did not appear to help.

PBL Prof. Peter Bernard Ladkin, Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld, 33594 Bielefeld, Germany Tel+msg +49 (0)521 880 7319 www.rvs.uni-bielefeld.de

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