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Safety Management

Failures & weaknesses of Safety Management and Safety Management Systems are the underlying causes of most accidents.

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High Integrity C&I

Nuclear power stations make the greatest claims for the reliabilities of their C&I systems, and it is important that all reasonable measures are implemented to ensure they are fault-free in operation.

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Case studies

This page contains links to: 

1. Major accident case studies.

2. Case studies of incidents and accidents involving C&I failures.

3. Essays on the history of technology and safety NEW!  

4. Some incidents and near-misses of which Jim Thomson has personal experience.

5. Some good links to other websites.

New information added regularly.

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Publications & Downloads

Contains useful diagrams for reports and training, two published textbooks, and more:-

Engineering Safety Assessment (published 1987)

Elements of Nuclear Power (3rd Edition, published 1989)

pdf Downloads about nuclear power

pdf Downloads about Safety Management and Analysis

pdf Downloads about High Integrity Instrumentation and Control (also known as High Integrity I&C or High Integrity C&I)

New information added regularly.

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northsea_thumbSafety in Engineering is the website of JR (Jim) Thomson , who has over 30 years experience in high-technology, high-hazard energy industries, in particular nuclear engineering, upstream oil and gas, and refining.

Jim specialises in two areas of engineering consultancy, Safety Management and High-Integrity Control and Instrumentation.

Jim is a highly experienced multi-disciplinary senior engineering manager with a proven track record of successful leadership, technical and asset management business improvement and growth. He is an accomplished change manager experienced in downsizing, alliancing, computer and safety systems integration and operations management.
See 'Selection of Project Experience' on Jim's CV .

Receiving the Nuclear Institute Pinkerton Prize, Dec 2013

Receiving the Nuclear Institute's Pinkerton
Prize, Dec 2013, from the Institute's President