Single Failure Concept/Reason Model

The principle applies that individual faults, both technical and personnel, must not have direct, serious consequences with regard to personal injury and/or economic damage.

This requirement is to be ensured by means of a suitable barrier concept.

The effect of the barrier concept must span human mistreatment and failure of technical facilities.

The effectiveness of barriers is significantly increased by a continuous measurement of deviations (process indicators) at the individual barriers, since the recognition of "errors" at individual barrier steps as early warning indicators provides important indications of process weaknesses before an undesirable event occurs.

MSE analyzes your process landscape for single failure proofness, based on a risk analysis (the higher the potential risk, the more tightly the barrier network must be).

The results of the analysis are used to derive and implement measures which are suitable to make your processes more robust against errors.

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