Seminar: What makes a design safe?


What makes a design safe?

Thursday 3 April, 2014 - Hilton Euston Hotel, London, UK

Accident reports tell us that there have been many unsafe designs over the years that have led to loss of life or injury.  Hence safe design is fundamental for all systems that can affect people or the environment. In an ideal world, good design would lead to products, services, processes and environments that are intuitive, simple, cost effective and safe to use. How can we get closer to this ideal world?  Where can we find design principles that achieve these goals and which can be more widely applied?

This seminar looks at design examples to see what makes a design safe.

The speakers will illustrate their approaches to safe design with examples from a variety of sectors and different application areas. Essential characteristics will be highlighted.

This event is an opportunity to gain insight into design principles for safety systems and to discuss with speakers the concepts and practical techniques of safe design. The event will include a range of talks covering different aspects and a panel session for delegate feedback.  

The programme for this event can be found here.

The presentation slides may be found using the links below:

Felix Redmill, Redmill Consultancy - Some Thoughts on Safe Design
Paul Hampton, CGI UK - Safety Design Patterns
Martyn Clarke, RPS Group - How Can We Recognise a Safe Design?
Jonathan Earthy, Lloyds Register - Usable Systems and Competent People
Mike Parsons, CGI UK - Panel Starter Questions


All enquiries to Joan Atkinson, tel +44 191 221 2222,


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