Functional Safety standards distinguish between systematic and random failures. The definitions attempt to clarify how to categorize real failures. The standards also explain that random failures are included in probabilistic failure analysis and systematic failures require changes in operating procedures.
However, would we not agree that a failure is a failure? It is clear that all real failures may prevent a safety system from performing its safety protection but what isn’t clear is that some organizations do not count all real failures in their analysis simply because they are classified differently (Random vs Systematic).
This webinar will discuss the implications in categorizing failures differently, and the effects on those decisions impacting failure rates.