The Importance Of Language in Safety & Reliability
Language is vital when discussing Safety and Reliability, with much effort being put into ensuring there is a mutual understanding of terms
Richard Denning, the president of the president of SaRS, will talk about why language is vital when discussing Safety and Reliability, with much effort being put into ensuring there is a mutual understanding of terms such as Reliability ensuring a common definition ie reliability,ability to perform as required, without failure, for a given time interval, under given conditions
Note 1 to entry: The time interval duration can be expressed in units appropriate to the item concerned, e.g. calendar time, operating cycles, distance run, etc., and the units should always be clearly stated.
Note 2 to entry: Given conditions include aspects that affect reliability, such as: mode of operation, stress levels, environmental conditions, and maintenance.
Note 3 to entry: Reliability can be quantified using measures defined in Section 192-05, Reliability related concepts: measures.
IEV 192-01-24 see http://www.electropedia.org
And then of course defining what is a failure, the time interval and the conditions etc
It is also important how we express our knowledge of the safety and reliability characteristics of a system or the results of an analysis; are we as careful with our language in these discussions or do we leave room for misunderstanding and confusion.
Using a docudrama of the discussions around the decision to launch space shuttle Challenger on 28 January 1986, the speaker will be discussing how the use of language can result in miscommunication.
The event is sponsored by Safety Assurance Services – www.safetyassuranceservices.co.uk
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Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 at 9:00pm