A Systematic and Quantitative Approach to Safety Management

Yuling Li

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Safety management systems (SMSs) have gained importance since the 1970s and changed focus from individual management activities to more systematic frameworks. The methods, techniques and tools used in them also became more and more sophisticated. However, from the perspectives of the researcher, company, auditor, government and (safety-specialised) organisation, the modelling of safety management is still in need of improvement. Modelling of safety management means developing a generic model that can cover all SMSs. This generic model (or system) will look into the common constituent parts of an SMS and details of those parts. Theoretical models have been developed extensively, however, quantifying how safety management controls risk is one of the difficulties in applying these models, especially the quantification of safety management deliveries. Therefore, this research aims to develop a quantitative approach to the modelling of safety management.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • van Gelder, P.H.A.J.M., Supervisor
  • Guldenmund, F.W., Advisor
Award date15 Feb 2019
Print ISBNs978-94-028-1364-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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