The structural approach to safety risk management promoted by IEC 1508 leads to benefits in visibility of design, the maintainability of software and improved overall project control. So said David Case, from BNFL Engineering, at a recent seminar in Middlesborough.
Dai Davis, Evershed, said that IEC 1508 improved chances of reducing claims for product liability. Stuart Nunns, from Eutech said cross sector technology transfer will improve performance while maintaining safety’.
Eutech has been commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive to develop a set of criteria for assessing whether a DCS system onshore is safety-related. Eutech is hosting a series of seminars on the emergence and implications of IEC 1508. Tel: 01606 708888.