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Chapter 3

Semi-Quantitative Risk Assessment of Technical Systems on European Railways

Jens Braband

Siemens AG, Germany


The European Railway Agency (ERA) has the challenging task of establishing common safety targets and common safety methods throughout Europe. In this context, the harmonization of risk analysis methods is also discussed. The purpose of this paper is to present a new semi-quantitative approach for the risk analysis of technical systems and the means by which compliance with legal a...