Our services

Kimberley Systems Engineering Limited (KSEL) offers detailed practical knowledge in:

  • systems engineering
  • system safety and risk assessment
  • safety engineering and management in the development of high integrity safety systems
  • RAM
  • human factors
  • verification and validation related activities

We also offer working knowledge of the regulations, standards and principles to be applied in these areas together with many years of application experience across a range of projects, clients, industries and countries.

Our services include:

  • systems engineering
  • system safety management
  • safety case production and management
  • hazard identification (HAZID, HAZOP)
  • hazard analysis (FMECA/FMEA)
  • independent safety assessment
  • reliability improvement (including FRACAS and DRACAS)
  • RAM assessments
  • risk analysis (qualitative and quantitative QRA)
  • risk modelling (statistical, predictive, stochastic)
  • fault and event tree analysis
  • ALARP and cost benefit analysis
  • operations safety hazard analysis (OSHA)

ESM, standards

KSEL has extensive experience in the implementation and application of engineering safety management (ESM) for various projects across wide range of industries. We believe - from our experience - that for implementation of a sound ESM it's important to have a good understanding of the clients operational processes, quality systems and staff behavior. This enables creation of a bespoke ESM whilst ensuring compliance with statutory and industry specific regulatory and good engineering practice standards.

Standards

  • ROGS – Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 402/2013 on the Common Safety Method for Risk Evaluation and Assessment
  • ORR guidance on the application of the common safety method (CSM) on risk assessment and evaluation
  • Yellow Book – Engineering Safety Management - Fundamentals and Guidance
  • BS EN 50126: Railway Applications – The specification and demonstration of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety
  • BS EN 50128: Railway applications — Communications, signalling and processing systems — Software for railway control and protection systems
  • BS EN 50129: Railway applications — Communication, signalling and processing systems — Safety related electronic systems for signalling
  • PD CLC/TR 50506-1:2007 - Railway applications. Communication, signalling and processing systems. Application guide for EN 50129. Cross-acceptance
  • BS EN 50159-1:2001. Railway applications. Communication, signalling and processing systems. Safety related communication in closed transmission systems
  • BS EN 50159-2:2001. Railway applications. Communication, signalling and processing systems. Safety related communication in open transmission systems
  • The principles of the safe management of engineering change Guidance 1st May 2012, RSSB
  • BS EN 61508: Functional safety of electrical / electronic / programmable electronic safety-related systems
  • BS EN61511 Functional safety — Safety instrumented systems for the process industry sector
  • Ministry of Defence - Standard 00-56 Safety Management Requirements for Defence Systems

ESM, techniques and tools

To deliver a safe and dependable system, we believe it's important to have in depth knowledge of the requirements, implementation and application of the system in its intended environment and operational use. We have extensive application experience of the established techniques and tools to identify and understand systems behaviour both technologically and operationally for all conditions.

Techniques:

  • goal structuring notation (GSN)
  • HAZard and OPerability study (HAZOP)
  • hazard identification (HAZID)
  • hazard analysis (FMECA/FMEA)
  • fault tree analysis (FTA)
  • event tree analysis (ETA)
  • risk and consequence analysis (qualitative and quantitative)
  • ALARP and cost benefit analysis
  • human factors
  • operating and support hazard analysis (OSHA)
  • reliability, availability and maintainability analysis (RAM)
  • reliability demonstration (including FRACAS and DRACAS)
  • verification and validation (system, hardware and software)

Deliverables:

  • engineering safety management (safety plan)
  • safety requirements
  • determination of safety integrity levels and apportionment (SIL)
  • safety cases production and management; (GPESC, GAESC, SAESC)
  • cross acceptance
  • independent safety assessment (ISA)
  • regulatory approvals and certification

Tools:

  • risk spectrum
  • reliability workbench
  • Microsoft  Office

To find out how we can help you email us at enquiries@ksel.org.uk or visit our Contact us page.

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