Structured Approach to Safety Cases
Intelligent software tools for Safety Case development
Development, use, review and update of high quality Safety Cases relies on a range of
'know-how' intense skills built up over years of practice and learning.
At the same time, there is widespread recognition across industries where potential hazards exist - and in their regulatory bodies - that modern Safety Cases:
- should be Living Documents
- should be developed in a systematic way, using structured methods that ensure a thorough consideration of safety
- should be concise, balanced, proportionate, accessible, intelligible and valid
Faced with these layers of overlapping complexity and ever increasing workloads,
Safety Case Consultants have had few automated tools to assist in their consideration
of safety factors - until now!
At last, following the introduction of SASC-AI, the writing of Safety Cases can be aided by intelligent software tools and a supporting new set of methods that increase the efficiency of production and use of Safety Cases.
Structured information and the 'know-how' of experts combined
SASC-AI has been conceived as a way of combining a 'structured information' approach with 'know-how' and advice from experts in Safety Cases on how best to write these documents.
In particular, SASC-AI builds on structured methods already being used and promoted as best practice, such as the use of Goal Structuring Notation diagrams.