Category Archives: safety case

Understanding the English Disease

In recent years a safety case seems to have become synonymous with long delays, caused by consultants, aka “brains on sticks” inventing solutions for problems, drawing out assessments and costs spiralling out of control. In some places this is seen … Continue reading

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How to Produce the One-Page Safety Case

Introduction It should be possible to produce a “one page safety case” (well perhaps 10 pages max.) and assess it in two weeks. All it takes is to be clever about it and manage the safety assurance processes well. In essence, … Continue reading

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Towards the one page safety case

There is something in the air. A sense of dissatisfaction, of urgency even, about the rising cost associated with the safety case process. The general perception is that safety cases are too expensive, take to long to compile and assess and add little real value to the safety levels of our railways. And yet I maintain that it should be possible to produce a one page safety case (ok well perhaps 10 pages max.) and assess it in two weeks. Continue reading

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