Safety Case Development and Review

Aviation Safety & Security

Course Outline

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to develop and evaluate safety cases for safety projects. You will be able to critically assess safety case arguments, explain the regulatory context for a safety case development as well as relate the development and maintenance of safety case to a project lifecycle.


5 days

S$3,100 / US$2,400

^Fees are being reviewed and subject to change. Participants will be notified of the actual course fees when they are issued the Letter of Acceptance.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the emerging concepts in safety cases
  • Comprehend the role, purpose and typical content of a safety case
  • Devise and present clear safety arguments using both text and graphical notations
  • Understand the risks, strengths and weaknesses of safety cases
  • Recognise and distinguish common forms of safety argument
  • Understand how to review and evaluate a safety case
  • Understand how to undertake safety case maintenance throughout a project's lifecycle

Who Should Attend

This course is beneficial to personnel from civil aviation authorities or industry responsible for the implementation of safety programmes; developers and reviewers of safety cases, and project managers where the development of a safety case is significant to the project they manage.

Learning Activities

  • Case Studies
  • Exercises



What Is Covered

  • Safety Cases-Basic Concepts
  • Presenting Safety Arguments
  • Method Overview
  • Managing Safety Case Evidence
  • Typical Safety Arguments
  • Phased Safety Case Development and Maintenance
  • Reviewing and Evaluating Safety Cases
  • Risk vs Confidence Arguments
  • Conformance Arguments
  • Modular Safety Cases
  • Effective Safety Cases

Key Instructor(s)/Instructor(s)

Prof Tim Kelly is a Professor in High Integrity Systems within the Department of Computer Science at the University of York and Joint Leader (with Professor Jim Woodcock) of the High-Integrity Systems Engineering Research Group. Prof Kelly specialises in safety case development and has been responsible for developing the Goal Structuring Notion. He is recognised as an international expert in system safety as part of the Discipline Innovation Wisdom Base project.

Dr Richard Hawkins is a Lecturer in the High Integrity Systems Engineering research group at the University of York, UK. Dr Hawkins teaches on the MSc in Safety Critical Systems Engineering and his research interests include software assurance, assurance cases and model-based approaches to assurance. He has also undertaken research for companies including Rolls-Royce Submarines and General Dynamics UK.


  • SAA Alumni – 10% discount
  • Group Discount – Enjoy a group discount for three or more participants registered at the same time for the same course run from the same organisation and billing source:
    • Three to six : 10%
    • Seven to nine : 15%
    • Ten or more : 20%