Audit Question Set Section 4.1 Safety Cases

These questions can be used as an aid to assure that your project adheres to the policy briefed in clause 4.1 of the Statute Policy mandated by Defence Regulators which states;

Project Teams or equivalents shall establish and maintain through-life safety cases that provide a compelling, comprehensible and valid argument that a Product, System or Service is safe for a given application in a given operating environment.

- Policy Clause 4.1 Safety Cases

These questions address ASEMS Part 1, Clause 4.1 and DSA 01.1, Elements A and K.
Applicable Legislation, Defence Regulations, Policy and Guidance
  1. How has your Safety Case addressed relevant certification, standards, regulatory and legislative requirements and where are the details recorded?
  2. How have you monitored and updated requirements as necessary and where are details of changes recorded?
Self - Assurance
  1. What assurance has been undertaken to assure the adequacy and completeness of your requirements setting process and where are the results recorded?

Covers assurance for policy clause

Safety Cases

Project Teams or equivalents shall establish and maintain through-life safety cases that provide a compelling, comprehensible and valid argument that a Product, System or Service is safe for a given application in a given operating environment.

4.1

Assures Procedures

GMP01

Contracting for Safety

This generic procedure serves to outline the process of managing contracting safety.

GMP04

Document and Record Control

This generic procedure offers guidance on document and record control at a project level.

SMP03

Safety Planning

This procedure guides the development of a Safety Management Plan which defines the Safety strategy, ensuring acceptable Safety performance through life.

SMP08

Risk Reduction

This procedure provides risk reduction guidance for hazards that have not been evaluated as being either tolerable or broadly acceptable and ALARP.

SMP09

Risk Acceptance

This procedure provides guidance for the acceptance of risks based upon the evidence presented in support of the ALARP statements.

SMP10

Safety Requirements and Contracts

This procedure provides guidance for defining the requirements of the Safety Management System (SMS), and how it will be demonstrated that safety targets have been met. The procedure also provides guidance for the development of contractual terms with external contractors where they are required.

SMP11

Hazard Log

This procedure provides guidance for the continual recording of hazards, accidents and accident sequences, including risk management information, in the Hazard Log.

SMP12

Safety Case and Safety Case Report

This procedure provides guidance on the development of a Safety Case and Safety Case Report. The Safety Case brings together all project safety information, forming a number of arguments which are summarised in the Safety Case Report.

SMP13

In-Service Safety Management System

This procedure provides guidance for sustaining safety performance by ensuring in-service arrangements are recognised and operated.

SMP02

Safety Committee

This procedure describes the implementation of a Safety Committee, in order to ensure effective co-ordination between persons holding safety responsibilities.