Safety Case Guideline 3rd edition - PDF


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The third edition of the Safety Case Guideline considers how a safety case argument can be used as a tool to positively demonstrate safety due diligence consistent with the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation (Work Safe Australia 2011) and to provide general information concerning the concepts and applications of risk theory to safety case arguments. It provides practical guidance to engineers on preparing and presenting a safety case argument.


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1. Objective  
2. Background  
3. Work Health & Safety Act 
4. Due Diligence and the Risk Management Standard 
6. Preparing a Safety Case  
6.1 Content 
6.2 Safety Case argument 
6.3 Consultation 
6.4 Legal counsel review 
7. Developing a Safety Case 
7.1 Defining the problem 
7.2 Defining the context of the wider environment  
7.3 Identifying the precautionary options 
7.4 Determining the optimal course of action 
7.5 Implementation of the optimal action/s  
7.6 Continuous monitoring and review 
8. Conclusion 
9. References 
Appendix A (Informative)



Risk Engineering Society, Engineers Australia

@Engineers Australia, 2014

ISBN: 9781-922107-45-9



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