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Computer based safety critical systems

IET factfile: Computer-based safety critical systems

This factfile provides an introduction for members and the public to Computer-based Safety Critical Systems and their uses. Computer-based systems are widely used in safety-related applications in transport, medicine, process control, energy generation and elsewhere.

The IET supports the appropriate use of such systems (hereafter referred to as safety-critical systems or SCS), which can deliver improved safety and economic benefits.