The premise that a system can function ‘exactly as designed’ and yet cause an unexpected safety hazard represents an unsettling paradox for safety engineers and stakeholders. As our world becomes progressively more interconnected and reliant on technology, the capacity for identifying and analyzing potential sources of risk must evolve in parallel with the rising complexity and sophistication of the systems under scrutiny.
Critical Systems Labs operates at the leading edge of this evolution, specializing in innovative strategies for hazard identification and risk analysis, particularly in contexts involving advanced sensors, AI/ML systems, and complex system interdependencies and operational environments. We ensure the safety of smart technology by developing strategies and methods that transcend conventional risk analysis approaches, particularly those ill-suited to AI/ML systems.
Our comprehensive risk analysis includes the inherent uncertainties and limitations of complex operating environments to ensure a thorough examination of SOTIF risk. This includes conventional techniques such as FMEA and fault tree analysis, and we employ innovative approaches in systems for which the impact of security vulnerabilities on safety risk needs to be addressed by the hazard and risk analysis.
Through our rigorous safety audits and our utilization of specialized safety tools, such as our proprietary safety assurance tool, Socrates™, we have contributed to significant safety upgrades across industry sectors and offer our clients the best technical safety solutions, ensuring their safety-critical software and hardware align with safety standards and regulations in Canada and beyond.