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Safety Critical Systems Course (SCS) 2017

Managing systems, hardware, software and human factors safely

19 - 22 June 2017 | Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, UK

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The four day course on Safety Critical Systems will cover the following themes and sessions:

Day one

Day two

Day three

Day four


Introduction to IEC 61508

SILS and hardware

Management, operations and maintenance

Software safety and cyber security


Session 1:
Safety critical systems - Legal Implications

Session 4:
Safety Integrity Levels (SILs) and overall design framework

Session 11:
The Deepwater Horizon catastrophe – lessons learnt

Session 19:
European Spallation source challenges and solutions

Session 2:
Risk concepts and cost benefit analysis

Session 5:
SIL determination

Session 12:
Operations and maintenance

Session 20:
Management of functional safety

Session 3:
Introduction to IEC 61508

Session 6:
Workshop 1

Session 13:
Workshop 3

Session 21:
Automotive Cyber Security: towards a new standard

Session 7:
Random hardware failures

Session 14:
Safety Assurance - functional safety assessment

Session 22:
Introduction to cyber security

Session 8:
IEC 61508 structure and essentials

Session 15:
Competence and competence management systems

Session 23:
Software techniques
and measures

Session 9:
Hardware architectures for meeting specified SILs

Session 16:
Workshop 4

Workshop 5:
Cyber security and
software safety

Session 10:
Workshop 2

Session 17:
Human factors

Open forum and general discussion

Session 18:
Eurotunnel specific fire risk and drive towards mitigation measures

Programme is correct at time of publication. Topics and speakers are subject to change.


Member - from £1299

Non-member - from £1699

One date rate - £499