Margin of Safety

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Safety Engineering

Margin of safety, abbreviated as FS, is the ratio of the system's structural capacity to the requirements or how much excess capacity.

 

Margin of safety formula

\(\large{ MS = FS \; -1  }\)   

Where:

\(\large{ MS }\) = margin of safety

\(\large{ FS }\) = factor of safety

 

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