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London Branch

Welcome to the SaRS London Branch home page

Date Speaker Topic Venue
Wed 30 January 2019

17:30 – 19:30


Colin Dennis – SaRS Past Chair and former Technical Director of RSSB
Keith Miller – Consultant in the Oil & Gas industry

James Catmur – Director, JC&A and London Branch Chairman

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Is There Really Safety in Numbers?

Using QRA and Well-Reasoned Arguments (WRA) in the formation of a safety / ALARP argument

Information and Register Here


Webinar registration


DNVGL Offices

30 Stamford Street Vivo Building 4th Floor, London, SE1 9LQ

The London Branch meetings will begin at 1730, for a 1800 start.

As with all SaRS branches, the branch covers a wide range of industries and organisations which include marine classification, railway design, assurance and operators.

SaRS London Branch covers London and surrounding area with Central London at its heart and providing the location of many of the events organised by the branch.

Who to contact for more information

For further information on the London Branch (including events), please contact the branch co-ordinator, Angela Ku, by e-mail

Branch information

Each year the branch organises a number of evening lectures. Lectures address topics which are of relevance to Safety and Reliability Professionals and are an excellent method of keeping informed of current developments; additionally the meetings are an ideal networking opportunity.  In addition, the branch promotes a number of events organised by related organisations in the London area which might be of interest to members of the SaRS London Branch community.

If you wish to be included in the London Branch distribution list please e-mail the branch co-ordinator and we will arrange for your to receive information from the branch.

Please also feel free to join the LinkedIn group, no membership of SaRS is necessary.

The branch events calendar year runs from September to May each year.

Branch News

  • The London Branch held its Inaugural meeting on the 16th June 2016, with speaker Nicola Stacey from HSL. Nicola’s presentation is available here.
  • The London Branch held its AGM on the 26th April 2016, and the minutes of meeting are available here. The presentation includes the incoming Chair’s plans for 2016, as well as the results of the membership consultation survey. The presentation is available here.
  • If you want to know how to join the Safety and Reliability Society, view the presentation here.
  • The team, headed by Vincent Ganthy, are now working on updating the membership database, including identifying how people would prefer to stay in touch (LinkedIn announcements, email etc.)
  • Please email if you have any questions.
  • Tell us what you would like the London Branch to do

Branch Organisers

Branch Organisers

Chairman: James Catmur

Branch Coordinator: Angela Ku

Treasurer: Pete Stanton

Membership: Vincent Ganthy

Past Chair: Colin Dennis


Previous London Branch Events

Date Speaker Topic Venue
20th September 2018

Talk to start at 1800


Jamie Moore (Frazer-Nash)
Nazanin Kabir (WSP)
Hamza Butt (RSSB/ Huddersfield)
Ameen Ali (BAE Systems)

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 Young Safety and Reliability Professionals Presentation Evening

Register here


Mott MacDonald, 10 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RB

16th November 2016 James Turner, Wood Group Mustang

Mia Bennett, CRA

Lucy Wickham, Mouchel

Pete Stanton, Network Rail

View the poster here.

“Making Balanced Safety Decisions”

Mott MacDonald, 10 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RB
18th January 2017 Michael Kilby, Crossrail

View the poster here

“System Safety of Large Projects”

RSSB Offices, Moorgate, London
15th March 2017 Simon Stevens, ZF TRW

Steve Denniss, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

View the poster here

“Cyber Security – Different industry approaches?”

WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1AF
17th May 2017

AGM to start at 1730

Talk to start at 1800

James Catmur, JC&A Associates

George Cleland, Adelard

View the poster here

“Goal Structuring Notation  – Theory and practice”

RSSB Offices, Moorgate, London
28th June 2017

Talk to start at 1800

Simon Whiteley – Whiteley Aerospace Safety Engineering & Management

View the poster here

“Beyond Swiss Cheese & Dominoes: STAMP”

RSSB Offices, Moorgate, London
21st September 2017

Talk to start at 1800

Jonathan Gregory, RSSB
Kay Rigby, Risktec
Fabio Oshiro, MES International
Christos Pistolas, DNV GL

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Young SaRS Professionals are the “Future of Safety and Reliability”

Open to SaRS members and non-members

Mott MacDonald, 10 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RB
24th October 2017

Talk to start at 1800

Peter Sheppard – WSP Rail

Muhammad Zaid Iqbal – EDF Energy

Stephen Barker – Civil Aviation Authority

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The Different Faces of System Assurance

WSP Offices, 70 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1AF
October 2017

Talk to start at 1530 – 1700

CPD workshop and SaRS drop in session for membership applications

Emma Taylor, Colin Dennis

WSP Offices, 70 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1AF
30th November 2017

Talk to start at 1800

Morteza Lahijanian – Oxford University Kate Carpenter – Jacobs

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Connected & Autonomous Vehicles: What Safety & Reliability Benefits

RSSB Offices, 1 South Place, Moorgate, London, EC2M 2RB
Wednesday 24th January 2018

Talk to start at 1800

Pete Stanton – Network Rail
John Barker – ioMosaic
Martin Crawford-Brunt – DNV GL

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The Power of Big Data

DNV GL Office
4th Floor, Vivo Building, 30 Stamford Street Vivo Building, SE1 9LQ London
Tuesday 22nd May 2018


Dr Huw Gibson – Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB)
Dr Mark Young – Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)
Paul Davis – Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB)
Chris Gray – Boeing

View the poster here


London Branch AGM
1715 – 1745

       AGM Agenda

Learning from Human Factors in
Incident Investigations
1730 for 1800 start

Book Here

RSSB Offices, 1 South Place, Moorgate, London, EC2M 2RB
17th October 2018

Talk to start at 1800


David Gleave (Aviation Safety Investigations)

Rob Knight (Independent)

James Turner (Wood)

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 You cannot manage what you do not know – Finding the unknown hazards

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RSSB, The Helicon, 1 South Place, London EC2A 1SA

27th November 2018

SaRS AGM 1700 for 1715

Talk to start at 1800


Rail – Paul Booth (Network Rail)
Aviation – Mikela Chatzimichailidou (WSP)
Roads – Paul Marsh (WSP)

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Issues for Automation in Transportation

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WSP Offices
70 Chancery Lane