Exploring the potential of Safety Management Systems to support New Approaches based on Safety Fractals

B.O.R. Accou

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

57 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The concept of a safety management system (SMS) to control the risks of operational activities has already been introduced in high-risk industries some decades ago. Nevertheless, such an SMS is often criticized as burdensome and complex. Through its requirement to formalise all main activities, the SMS is perceived as bureaucratic and as a vehicle for pure compliance, exemplary for the old view on safety management. Furthermore, the SMS is often perceived as detached from an organisation’s core and operational activities, and as incompatible with local practice. It is questioned whether it can deliver the expected safe performance....
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Reniers, G.L.L.M.E., Supervisor
  • Groeneweg, J., Advisor
Award date6 Jul 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Exploring the potential of Safety Management Systems to support New Approaches based on Safety Fractals'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this