"...create systematic ways of analysing the causes of disasters, using diagrams such as fault tree analysis (FTA) and reliability block diagrams."--Chemistry & Industry
"...makes interesting reading and should be read by all those who want to specialize in the area of reliability engineering and understand the genesis of tragic events..."-International Journal of Performability Engineering
"This is a must-read book for all students, engineers, leaders and managers concerned with safety and security during the life cycle of physical assets. The author presents clear in-depth analysis of disasters in a holistic manner underpinned by state-of-the-art scientific knowledge and innovative research providing concise practical lessons as well as models to learn from failures".
Dr Ayman Nassif
Principal Lecturer in Structural Engineering/Admissions Tutor
University of Portsmouth-School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
"The author says that for organizations to successfully avoid major disasters they need to undertake risk and reliability analysis" (Irish Independent)
"Experiencing failure and avoiding over-confidence could have prevented some of the world’s greatest disasters such as sinking the Titanic and the loss of two NASA space shuttles, according to new research by Professor Labib of the University of Portsmouth" (Belfast Telegraph)
"The issue of the institutional safety culture is under intense scrutiny. This book provides a helpful alternative view of the evolution of information within an evolving safety culture. As such, it will be an important guide to risk managers and project supervisors". Neal Langerman, Advanced Chemical Safety INC
About the Author
Prior to joining Portsmouth Business School, Professor Labib was a Senior Lecturer in the Manufacturing Division of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering at UMIST. He has published 120-refereed papers in professional journals and international conferences proceedings and has attracted research-funded projects from EPSRC, ESRC, European Commission and industry. He have been involved in the design, development, and implementation of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMSs), Stock Control Spares and Ordering Systems for major companies in the automotive sector such as Land Rover, Rockwell, Peugeot Talbot and Federal Mogul - Ferodo.