Hazard tracking commencing when hazards are identified and continues throughout the life of the system. Various attributes of hazards are recorded in what is known as a Hazard Tracking Database (HTDB), Hazard Tracking Log (HTL) or Hazard Log (HL). Basic attributes consist of a sequence number, hazard description, hazard effect, hazard risk index, mitigation, status, etc.
Hazard tracking reports, generated from the Hazard Log, provide system safety progress visibility, and derived system safety requirement traceability for use in progress reports and system safety working group meetings.
The quality and content of hazard logs vary substantially. The Hazard Log is intended to be dynamic thus permitting snapshots to be produced at any point in time. Unfortunately; however, they are often not updated on a regular basis and, sometimes lag far behind system development.
HCRQ can teach you all about HLs including Optimal Hazard Logging (OHL). Years ago, we introduced OHL to industry. It is highly valued.
Many hazard log formats and content are absolutely terrible (e.g., some from current light rail transit system projects). Ours is famous. It saves you money in the long run, provides additional insight to both your management and your clients, and is sure to impress your clients.
Want to know when to ACCEPT or REJECT Hazard Logs? We teach a webinar on this topic.
Want to know how to obtain a free MS ACCESS HTDB? Attend one of our system safety or software safety courses.