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Safety life-cycle accountability with an RACI matrix

What happens when a project is not well planned, plans are not properly communicated or accountabilities are unclear? Safety-related projects are essentially no different to any other project in terms of management, but the issue of accountability is a clear differentiator. When it goes wrong, people, the environment and finances can get hurt.Read to the […]

We don’t need no education

Competence is a critical part of functional safety management for conformance with IEC 61511 and IEC 61508 - by eFunctionalSafety

The headline, extracted from a popular song lyric*, uses the double-negative “don’t need no”, quite intentionally – to help emphasize a point. Whatever the song writer meant I’ll leave to others to decipher, but for my purposes hopefully it will get attention. * The lyric “We don’t need no education” is extracted from Pink Floyd’s “Another […]

5 reasons you should assess functional safety during operation

Safety Instrumented Systems Design - background process industry image - eFunctionalSafety

Hazardous process industry sites must carry out periodic functional safety assessment (FSA) of safety instrumented systems. But why? Many hazardous process industry sites have viewed Functional Safety Assessment (FSA) as a project activity to be completed when a new safety instrumented system (SIS) gets installed, and of course, that is absolutely correct. Some have also registered […]

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