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System Safety: HAZOP and Software HAZOP



System Safety: HAZOP and Software HAZOP

Felix Redmill, Morris Chudleigh, James Catmur

ISBN: 978-0-471-98280-7 June 1999 258 Pages

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Provides an indispensable and thorough description of HAZOP (hazard and operability study) - the most powerful technique for the identification and analysis of hazards, a technique which is unknown in many industries and where it is employed, it often does not fulfil its potential because of incorrect use.

It describes HAZOP and explains its efficient and effective use. It is a structured text which first teaches HAZOP, step-by-step, and then provides additional information and guidance on particular problems and applications. It therefore provides a course for those who want to learn the technique and a reference source for practitioners.

No only have the authors employed, researched and taught the method, but they have also written a standard on its use. They are therefore the ideal advisers, not only for introducing newcomers to HAZOP, but also for guiding practitioners through its more advanced aspects.

Key features of this book include:

* Detailed discussion and practical examples of the applicatin of HAZOP to software-based systems;

* An explanation of the overall context of HAZOP in safety analysis

* A method of applying HAZOP to the human components of systems.

This will be a crucial teaching and reference text on a safety technique which is used in a wide range of industries, including military, process, rail and other transport, electricity generation, and medical. It explains HAZOP and its application to software-based systems for managers, engineers and safety personnel in all industries.

The Role of Hazard Identification in the Management of Safety;

An Overview of HAZOP;

Representations and Attributes;

The Study Initiator's Role in HAZOP;

Team Selection and the Roles of Team Members;

The Use of Guide Words;

Planning a HAZOP Study;

Conduct of a Meeting;

Recording, Signing-off and Follow-up Work;

Hazard Identification throughout the Life of a System;

Dealing with Particular Difficulties;

HAZOP of Human-centred Systems;

HAZOP of Systems in an Environment that Changes during Operation;

Example PES HAZOP Sessions;

Introduction, Auditing and Improvement of HAZOP.
"(The authors) provide a much-needed reference on HAZOP ... provides extensive useful guidance additional to that already available in Interim Defence Standard 00-58 and in most parts is extremely readable and well written. ... this book is highly recommended for anyone contemplating the use of HAZOP, the extension of HAZOP to software-based systems or the use of other similar hazard identification technqiues.", Iain Johnstone, , The Hazards Forum Newsletter#"(The book) fully describes the entire [HAZOP] process from A to Z. It also provides all of the necessary information and details to understand HAZOP and the steps involved in performing a HAZOP on any type of system. ... If you are looking for a guide that thoroughly describes HAZOP with examples, insight and obvious experience, I highly recommend this book.", , , Hazard Prevention: Journal of the System Safety Society#"... a very useful contribution that should help practising engineers, particularly software engineers, to design safer systems.", , , Computing and Control Engineering Journal#"....a helpful and authoritative reference....", , , The Hazards Forum Newsletter, Number 29#