SYSTEM SAFETY

The project will develop a white paper that aims to provide valuable context and education about system safety to enable safety and operational effectiveness throughout all phases of the autonomous system lifecycle. 

System safety uses a system-based approach and the application of engineering and management principles, mechanisms and techniques to optimize safety. As an extension of the Functional Safety for Autonomous Systems project, this white paper aims to provide valuable context and education about system safety to enable safety and operational effectiveness throughout all phases of the system lifecycle. 

The objective of the white paper is to give the industry the confidence to apply a system safety approach to delivering automation in mining. This approach will, in turn, will help to make sure that the right systems are built in order to support the ongoing evolution of safe autonomous technologies.

KEY TOPICS

  • Safety case, evidence and risk management
  • Lifecycle and system safety with OEMs and integration
  • Human factors and competence
  • Software, integration and verification

PROJECT UPDATE

  • Project is seeking for volunteer to begin content development. To become part of the project team, please contact any GMG staff.

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

2020 Jul | Project was presented to the Autonomous Mining Working Group

During the last virtual meeting, the project was presented to share the most relevant information gathered from the workshops. The draft is underway the team is seeking volunteers for content development. If you have experience, please contact GMG to participate.

2020 Jun | Virtual workshop for System Safety

Participants expanded on topics and comments provided by the last workshop. Key advancements include creation of the System Safety tools table, expansion on the Human Factors table and outline for Lifecycle Approach. To access the outcomes of the workshop and review live document, please contact any GMG staff and become part of the project team. 

2020 May | Virtual workshop for System Safety

All previous feedback got reviewed by the Project Leaders and incorporated into the draft. Volunteer participated in the second workshop to work on sections about Safety Case, Evidence and Risk Management; Human Factors and Competence; and Lifecycle and system safety with OEMS and Integration.To access the outcomes of the workshop and review live document, please contact any GMG staff and become part of the project team. 

2020 Apr | Virtual workshop for System Safety

Participants gathered to define the content that need to be added to the guideline and scanned through the document. Key topics included defining ‘System Safety’, success factors and value of system safety. Please contact any GMG staff and become part of the project team. 

2019 Sept | Launch workshop held in Brisbane, Australia

A workshop was held in Brisbane, Australia to strategize and define the roadmap towards the elaboration of the white paper, and periodic working calls are being scheduled among those involved. If you are a professional with experience in system safety and would like to become an active contributor, please reach out to any GMG staff

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