The DSM is a powerful new safety management tool. Your safety case, risk management, hazard log and FMEA are stored in a single, easy to use safety model. You get a powerful analysis capability, a flexible data mapping function and the ability to work with modular safety cases. You can customize reports to provide consistent, up to date information tailored to meet the needs of your stakeholders.
Clarity: The DSM uses the industry-standard Goal Structuring Notation (GSN) for safety arguments. You can import tables of evidence items from your document database via Excel and then link them to your argument. Presenting your safety argument has never been easier.
Consistency: Traditional safety assurance is based around a mixture of spreadsheets, documents and diagrams. This duplicates information, leading to higher costs and errors in deliverables. The DSM integrates all this information into a safety model with every fact and relationship stored exactly once. Diagrams, tables and reports are just different views on this underlying model, so they are guaranteed to remain consistent. If the severity of a hazard is revised or evidence is challenged then you can update the model and trace the impact quickly and accurately.
The opportunity that I continue to search for is an easy way to get PMs to manage risks. The DSM tool has a simple way to capture and communicate them.
Risk and Change Manager, Mass Transit Systems
Goal Structuring Notation allows me to capture complex relationships within the safety case. The DSM analytics provides a quick and easy way to find and track these relationships
Military Capabilities Manager
Imbedding Bowtie analysis in a GSN structure provides a much improved capability for safety case production
Functional safety and Risk Assessment Specialist
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