Resilience Engineering in Practice (Ashgate Studies in by David D. Woods, Erik Hollnagel, Jean PariÃ..s, John

By David D. Woods, Erik Hollnagel, Jean PariÃ..s, John Wreathall

Resilience engineering has considering the fact that 2004 attracted common curiosity from in addition to academia. Practitioners from a number of fields, comparable to aviation and air site visitors administration, sufferer security, off-shore exploration and creation, have speedy realised the potential for resilience engineering and feature grew to become early adopters. the continuing improvement of resilience engineering has excited by 4 talents which are crucial for resilience. those are the facility to answer what occurs, to observe serious advancements, to expect destiny threats and possibilities, and to benefit from previous adventure - successes in addition to disasters. operating with the 4 talents offers a based means of analysing difficulties and matters, in addition to of providing functional strategies (concepts, instruments, and methods). This e-book is split into 4 major sections which describe concerns in relation to all the 4 skills. The chapters in each one part emphasise useful methods of engineering resilience and have case stories and actual functions. The textual content is written to be simply obtainable for readers who're extra attracted to ideas than in examine, yet can be of curiosity to the latter workforce.

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In the Hudson River ditching case, every time the next line of the ‘defence in depth’ is breached,  Resilience Engineering in Practice the uncertainty increases: the situation gets more improbable and less controllable. At each stage, the prepared responses shift from concrete and detailed to abstract and generic, the procedures shift from accurate and detailed action oriented protocols to a generic, goal-oriented response framework. Adapted or Adaptive? However, it would be naïve to pretend that merely adapting the level of functional abstraction of the prepared responses can solve the potential contradiction between anticipation and serendipity.

For any given domain or organisation it will also be necessary to determine the relative weight or importance of the four main abilities, that is, how much of each is needed. The right proportion cannot be determined analytically, but must be based on expert knowledge of the system under considerations and with due consideration of the characteristics of the core business. Yet the minimum requirement is that none of the four can be left out if a system wants to call itself resilient. Reading Guide The chapters of this book have been organised in four main sections that correspond to the four main resilience abilities.

Ought to be governed by an As High As Reasonably Practicable (AHARP) principle. The serious outcomes in this set are normally eliminated; the minor unwanted outcomes are usually tolerated, as described by the ALARP principle. Outcomes with low predictability These outcomes are not normally considered in system management, but should obviously be facilitated as far as possible. They are gratefully accepted if and when they occur. These outcomes are the focus of traditional safety efforts. They are the subject of risk assessment, prevention, and protection.

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