Systems Reliability and Industrial Safety


The Laboratory of Systems Reliability and Industrial Safety (SRISL) was founded in 1988 with initial objective the development of an integrated capability for the quantitative risk assessment of large nuclear and non-nuclear systems. During the last twenty years SRISL has contributed to the state-of-the art of system reliability, quantified risk assessment the development of decision support systems with multiple criteria and under uncertainty.

This contribution has been achieved through the participation to over thirty R&D projects partially or totally funded by third party sources including the framework programmes of the European Commission, other international funding organizations, Greek ministries and Greek companies. In these projects SRISL has collaborated with leading European organizations such as the Health and Safety Executive of the UK, the ministry of Environment and the ministry of Labour and Social Works of the Netherlands, the Joint Research Centre of the EC and numerous scientific and research organizations of the EU member states. The SRISL is one of the main consultants to the Greek Government in matters related with the safety of industrial installations having the potential to cause a major accident and subject to the SEVESO European Directive. In this capacity the SRISL has either reassessed or analyzed the safety of almost the totality of the Greek industry subject to the SEVESO directive.


Research and Development of methodology and associated software tools in the areas of:
  • Reliability of large systems with complex stochastic behavior
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment of complex technological systems
  • Health and Environmental Consequence Assessment of alternative Electrical Power generating systems
  • Assessment of human factors for plant safety enhancement
  • Natural Hazard assessment
  • Quantitative Occupational Risk Assessment
Recently research and development has been focused on the:
  • Development of quantified risk models for occupational risks from accidents and tools for multicriteria optimization of occupational risk management strategies
  • Decision Support System development for risk management as well as emergency response policy selection in major hazard accidents in nuclear and chemical installations.
  • Safety enhancement in the process industry through the use of virtual reality tools.
  • Design of dynamic exercises for the assessment of human reliability in industrial context with virtual reality tools
  • Development of a simulator to assess the success ratio in operations where multiple teams undertake the mitigation of the consequences of a natural disaster.
  • Integrated framework for the optimal design and routing of pipeline systems
  • Bayesian models for the prediction of occupational accident statistics and work time loss distributions



Laboratory evaluation report 2012-2014
Laboratory website (last update 2012)
Greek Technology Platform on Industrial Safety (SRISL is Co-coordinator together with the National Technical University of Athens and the University of Crete)