A Safety Case is a structured argument that safety risks associated with a capability are mitigated sufficiently in the specific operating environment.
Safety Cases can provide assurance to Stakeholders including Regulators that risk is mitigated So Far As Reasonably Practicable (SFARP). In the scenario of a realised risk event, existence of a thorough Safety Case can demonstrate legally that due diligence was applied when implementing and operating the capability.
Safety is not black and white, nor is it deterministic. Layers of assurance must be developed and integrated to mitigate risks sufficiently. The complexity of the Safety Case is proportional to the complexity of the Capability and operating environment. Many organisations do not possess the internal resources or skill sets to build a comprehensive Safety Case to demonstrate risks are mitigated SFARP.
To support Safety Case obligations, Capability Partners can assist organisations with:
- Identification of data requirements to build a Safety Case
- Risk assessments to identified hazards and mitigations
- Development of a Safety Case
- Critical reviews of Safety Cases
- Development of a Safety Management System
- Development of emergency plans
- Assessments of control measures
Capability Partners has demonstrated experience in supporting organisations to mitigate capability risks through the development of Safety Cases.