Safety Cube for Designers

Safety is often seen as a requirement or a performance indicator through the design process, and this does not always result in optimally safe products or systems. This article suggests integrating the best safety practices with the design process to enrich the exploration experience for designers and add extra values for customers. For this purpose, the commonly practiced safety standards and design methods have been reviewed and their common blocks have been merged forming Safety Cube. Safety Cube combines common blocks for design, hazard identification, risk assessment and risk reduction through an integral approach. An example application presents the use of Safety Cube for the design of machinery.

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