Regulatory Compliance, Safety Management Systems, Safety Cases, and Safety Reports

A Safety Case is the means of demonstrating that an activity or operation will be safe and without undue risks to people or property and that all practicable steps have occurred to ensure this. The concept of a Safety Case is enshrined in Australian legislation and Standards with the requirement to establish an effective Safety Management System (AS4292). 

The development of an appropriate scope and content for a safety case is a critical task and requires a thorough understanding of the overall safety intent and activities. It is essential to define and establish a robust safety case early on in the development program to ensure suitably qualified evidence is generated and gathered to support and justify the final safety case argument.