We audit safety cases not only for their technical content, but for their qualities as an important safety document that should be readable by all parties. We ensure that safety cases have identified and assessed all hazards competently and do not just give the answer which the customer or designer wants (e.g. that the platform is safe).
We look for any problems with:
- Wood-for-the-trees (disproportionate hazard identification);
- Bureaucratic length (padding);
- Obscure language (unqualified technical jargon);
- Archaeology (just piecing together legacy documents);
- Lack of operator input;
- Concentration on safe elements rather than hazardous ones.