(SS2) Introduction to System Safety Engineering Course

Building on the concepts of the System Safety Management Introductory Course, this course provides further instruction in the specific tools and techniques which are used by practitioners in the field of system safety engineering.


This course provides instruction on the tools, techniques and artefacts which make up a system safety program with the goal of providing an engineer the knowledge to begin a career as a System Safety Engineer. It explores the governing standards (such as MIL-STD-882E and SAE ARP 4761) and their role in establishing an effective System Safety Program.

The course provides instruction in the major techniques which can be tailored depending on the organisation it is delivered to. Instruction can be provided in Preliminary Hazard Identification, Bow-Tie Analysis, Functional Hazard Analysis, Energy and Toxicity Barrier Analysis, Health Hazard Assessments, etc. It also explores the concepts of Human Factors and Software Assurance to provide insight into these complimentary but specialist engineering areas.

Finally, the course provides instruction and exploration into the concept of SFARP, System Safety Working Groups, lifecycle approaches and safety culture in order to understand the building blocks to an effective, tailored System Safety Program for their organisation.

Target Audience:

Engineers interested in becoming system safety practitioners and System Safety Managers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define and comprehend the role of System Safety in supporting complex engineering activities
  • Awareness of the typical system safety standards and their potential application in different environments
  • Understand the different strengths and weaknesses of the various techniques and the importance of utilising complementary tools at appropriate lifecycle phases
  • Understanding the elements of a System Safety Program Plan
  • The ability to apply the common system safety techniques to simple systems (tailorable)
  • The ability manage Hazard Logs in large, complex projects
  • Understand the role of System Safety Working Groups and the requirements for effective hazard review and mitigation
  • Understand the building blocks of a Safety/Assurance Case, including common pitfalls and the detrimental impact of a poor safety culture

Learning Methods:

Face to face, 5 days

Program Benefits:

  • Provides you with the Tools and Knowledge to start building a career as a System Safety Engineer
  • Provides a foundation for anyone who is required to operate as a System Safety Manager within a large engineering project or program office


  • Lectures
  • Case Studies based on Real Examples
  • Class Exercises on Various Techniques
  • Video Case Studies
  • Evaluation of Safety Case Reports

The price listed is the total price including GST where GST is applicable.

Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Cost
System Safety Engineering Course 16 - 20 March 2020 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Canberra $4,400.00
(SS2) Introduction to System Safety Engineering Course 30 Mar - 3 Apr 2020 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Wellington New Zealand $4,400.00
(SS2) Introduction to System Safety Engineering Course 24 - 28 August 2020 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Canberra $4,400.00
(SS2) Introduction to System Safety Engineering Course 28 Sep - 2 Oct 2020 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Auckland New Zealand $4,400.00


NOTE: Courses are subject to cancellation if insufficient student numbers.

You will be notified a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the course commencement.

You will not be charged until the course is confirmed.