Tales from the Engineering Floor – Cheesecake Diagram


In the safety scam, there are things such as a layers of protection diagram:

The idea is that a cause or hazard leads to a consequence only if all the layers fail. This is visually shown in a Swiss cheese diagram:

This is the Cheesecake diagram:

Though, some items are the same:

  1. There are layers
  2. If one layer is defective, it may not affect the overall facility
  3. If all layers are defective, go get your money back.
  4. Don’t do technical safety while hungry.

Which do you prefer?

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