Safety should be taken into account from the earliest stage of design. Safe design is always more complex, more difficult to design and more costly to implement than plain vanila safety-ignorant one - but it is much easier and cheaper if safety aspects are taken into account from the very beginning.
Even where lives or injuries are not at stake, fail-safe design is always preferrable (you do not want to have your garden watering system stay ON indefinitely if the RCD breaker drops mains during watering...)
MAT is currently still in development phase and as such it is not suitable for safety sensitive applications.
The designer, implementor and user should also make sure they comply with any relevant statutory and common law requirements with regards to safety, licensing, registration and permits and the like.
Since you did not pay us (the developers of MatPLC), we cannot provide any warranty or any other sort of statement as to the actual performance of the software, its documentation or any other part.
IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED BY THE LICENCE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
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$Date: 2004/12/28 05:31:58 $