Risk Based Design with Goal Based Standards and Safety Level Approach. An Example Based on a Spanish Fishing Vessel Fleet

  • M. J. Núñez-SánchezEmail author
  • Luis Pérez-Rojas
Conference paper


Due to the quick advance in technology there is already a need to develop designs considering risk from a formal point of view to escape from prescriptive regulatory approaches and allow flexibility. In order to do this, there is a benefit in providing the current regulations with functional requirements with the additional benefit to set the frame to develop a structure providing rules for rules. It is proposed that a structure with goals, functional requirements and open and shared high-level risk models are developed at the level of the Administration that can be later complemented with low level risk models. In order to put this into practice a complete example of goal-based standard embedded in risk models was developed leading to more rational, cost effective and explicit regulations.


Alternative design Risk Goal Based Standards Safety level approach 



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The content of this paper does not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Maritime Safety Agency. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in this paper lie entirely with the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Doctor Ingeniero Naval y OceánicoUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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