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By Martyn Thomas (auth.), Chris Dale, Tom Anderson (eds.)

Achieving structures Safety comprises papers offered on the 20th annual Safety-critical structures Symposium, held in Bristol, united kingdom, in February 2012.

The Symposium is for engineers, managers and lecturers within the box of procedure safeguard, throughout all sectors, so the papers making up this quantity supply a wide-ranging assurance of present protection issues, and a mix of educational examine and business event. They contain either fresh advancements within the box and dialogue of open matters that would form destiny progress.

The issues lined by means of the 20 papers during this quantity comprise vulnerabilities in worldwide navigation satellite tv for pc platforms; safeguard tradition and neighborhood; shipping security; cyber-attacks on safety-critical structures; enhancing our method of platforms protection; injuries; evaluation, validation and checking out; defense criteria and safeguard levels.

The e-book might be of curiosity to either lecturers and practitioners operating within the safety-critical platforms arena.

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Perhaps the key knowledge and behavioural characteristics that set those focusing on safety apart from the delivery expertise is the focus on techniques for limiting the way in which things can go wrong. In particular, a system or functional safety expert will be cognisant of techniques for avoidance of, and/or detection and circumvention of, hazardous behaviour. This type of knowledge will rarely be the delivery team’s focus, which, running to strict deadlines, will normally be dedicated to ensuring that the specified requirements are met – often at minimal cost.

The safety professional may need to argue the position effectively to a range of different levels within an organisation, to be able to listen to the counterarguments, and – in the rare circumstances where the problem cannot be resolved locally – to stand their ground in bringing the problem to the attention of the relevant authorities. This can require conflicting skills – flexibility to listen to counterarguments, confidence and independence sufficient to stand one’s ground, and the ability to handle isolation from the mainstream interest.

Further, for industry to remain competitive on the international stage, it is important that industry is able to meet local regulatory requirements without causing it to become uncompetitive on the international stage. Community discussion provides a good opportunity to explore and identify good practice across a wide cross-section of applications, domains and technologies, as well as to address problems experienced by a broad cross-section of safety practitioners and to set international benchmarks.

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