IACS Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) Training Course

By George Backwell
Monday, July 21, 2014
FSA course: Photo courtesy of IACS

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) says that to  facilitate a wider understanding of the Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) process, its experts recently held a one-day FSA training course. Details as follows:

The course was present free of charge, for delegates attending the first meeting of the IMO Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III 1) and over eighty delegates attended this event.

The course commenced with an overview and purpose of a FSA and an explanation of how FSA relates to regulatory impact assessments and the Goal-Based Standards Safety Level Approach (GBS/SLA).

Information on the five steps of the FSA process:
i) Hazard Identification
ii) Risk Analysis and Examples
iii) Identification of Risk Control Options (RCOs)

iv) Cost Control Assessment (CCA); and
v) Reporting and recommendations for decision making:


Further information on course material can be found via the IACS website at: http://www.iacs.org.uk/

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