Safety cases - a modern approach to
communicate your risk management strategy
Safety cases are structured bodies of information that are
crucial to delivering today's dependable systems. The safety case should
convincingly argue that a particular system or service will meets its safety
requirements, due to the way in which it is designed, operated and managed.
The safety case comprises claims, arguments and the supporting evidence.
Many industries have already adopted a safety case
approach, and in other sectors they are used to reduce project risk by
effectively communicating the risk management approach to a range of relevant
stakeholders. Where structured arguments are used to demonstrate and communicate
other high integrity requirements apart from safety, these are sometimes known
as Assurance Cases or Dependability Cases.
Adelard's ASCE is the leading commercial system for the development and
management of assurance cases and safety cases. It is in use in many industry sectors,
worldwide. With the launch of version 4, we bring new levels of usability and a wider range
of interfaces to source evidence and change tracking. ASCE has improved reporting
and printing capability to MS Word, HTML and PDF. It also has new facilities to support
the development of modular safety and assurance cases.
Further details about ASCE v4.1,
including a list of business
benefits of upgrading to this new version
Meeting the challenge of
Today's complex systems are often sophisticated
socio-technical systems, integrating data and services from a wide range of
sources. They are developed and delivered by diverse teams of designers,
engineers, operators and managers, working hard to ensure the system reflects
changes in customer requirements
and in their operational environment.
Managing the safety case and keeping it in step with the
system is often a significant challenge on a project. At the same time, the
safety case must clearly communicate to the range of stakeholders how and why
the system is adequately safe.
Don't let your safety case
become a project risk
Product information download
You can download information about versions 4.1 and pricing below:
Why ASCE can help you
ASCE is a software tool (screenshot) to
creation and management of your safety case, helping to reduce project and
system risk through effective and straightforward communication of the
safety argument and its associated evidence. It is an industry standard,
used by hundreds of organizations world-wide.
ASCE lets you build robust arguments using recognised notations such as
Claims-Arguments-Evidence (CAE) and
It targets problems with a proven approach to help you deliver robust
safety cases. ASCE manages information complexity and communicates your
argument to your stakeholders. Tell me more about
the benefits for different project roles.
As an ASCE user, you're backed up by two decades of
leading consultancy and research.