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This article describes the current status of the Success Likelihood Index Method SLIM approach to the quantification of human reliability in risk and reliability assessment. The technique has now been implemented using an interactive computer program called MAUD to give a standalone package...
By developing ideas which attempt to identify and explain some of the more commonly occurring psychological mechanisms of human error this article aims to provide a background of understanding which will be helpful to the systems analyst in his task of predictive reliability assessment. A simple...
It is proposed that the use of Statistical Process Control SPC in the UK is likely to follow one of three paths it will be used and management will await the next impetus from the Japanese before developing the techniques there will be a reaction against the changes inherent in implementing...
Total Quality Management has, as one of its cornerstones, the measurement of qualityrelated costs. These establish where the main areas of failure costs are and also monitor the progress of the Quality Improvement Programme. A practical approach to both these aspects is contained in this article.
Small companies have limited management and financial resources and, although better quality assurance will in the longer term reduce manufacturing costs, many are intimidated by the set up and running costs of certification under an approved scheme such as BS 5750. The article describes the...
The Reprocessing Engineering Division of British Nuclear Fuels undertakes the design of nuclear chemical plants for construction and subsequent operation at the Sellafield Works of the Reprocessing Operations Division. Plant construction cannot take place until it has been demonstrated that the...
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