Designing for Safety: Current Activities at the University of Bristol and Future Directions

  • G. Hughes
  • J. H. R. May
  • J. Noyes
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Abstract

The University of Bristol has recently established a Safety Systems Research Centre (SSRC) to form a focus for safety-related work by bringing together the existing multi-disciplinary strengths from different departments. The Centre has founding sponsorship from the Civil Aviation Authority, Lloyd’s Register, Nuclear/Magnox Electric and Railtrack. This funding has been used to develop an underlying research programme on fundamental safety design issues. The programme is intended to provide a point of interaction with other related research covering, aerospace, transport, computer science, communications, medical devices, earthquake engineering, engineering mathematics, process modelling, organisational structure/ management, human factors and psychology. The paper considers what are the important design issues, provides a view of past successes, current activities and future hopes in the area of integrated safety research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Hughes
    • 1
  • J. H. R. May
    • 1
  • J. Noyes
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, Safety Systems Research CentreUniversity of BristolUK
  2. 2.Department of Psychology, Safety Systems Research CentreUniversity of BristolUK

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