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Paper title: Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) - Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) In Ship Repair Industry A Made Easy Approach



D A Njumo, Liverpool John Moore’s University, UK


Fault tree-Formal Safety Assessment (FT-FSA) is the premier scientific method that is currently being used for the analysis of maritime safety and for formulation of related regulatory policy. To apply FSA in this paper, all five steps are considered and critical information highlighted in each step as reviewed in the literature. A novel 15 steps approach of FT-FSA is introduced in the systematic accident scenario considered in this study as emergent phenomena from variability and interactions in shipyard (considered as a complex system).The results of this paper will be useful for guidelines and regulatory reforms in ship repair industry as demonstrated by identifying ‘fall from height in ship repair occupational hazards’ for recommendation in decision making.


Transactions RINA, Vol 155, Part A1, International Journal Maritime Engineering, Jan-Mar 2013 

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