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Western Branch

Welcome to the SaRS Western Branch home page

Forthcoming Events

The 2016/2017 event calendar has be announced. The next Western Branch meeting is:

22nd November 2016Malcolm French, MODThe importance and relationship of support engineering to defence performanceBAWA, Bristol
24th January 2017Paul MayoHow do you know you are SQEP ?BAWA, Bristol
28th February 2017Clare Holmes, BabcockThresher Disaster and QualityBAWA, Bristol
28th March 2017Andy Dyer, BabcockEnsuring that scouting is safeBAWA, Bristol
25th April 2017Jo Hursell, BMT RCLThe benefits of obsolescence management to mitigate impact of obsolesce on Safety & Reliability issuesBAWA, Bristol
23rd May 2017Gareth Furmston, Frazer-NashHazard Management  – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!BAWA, Bristol

As with all SaRS branches, the branch covers a wide range of industries and organisations which include aircraft design and  manufacture, railways, power industries, the Ministry of Defence and the Met Office

SaRS Western Branch covers the west of England and South Wales with Bristol at its centre and providing the location of many of the events organised by the branch. 

Who to contact for more information

For more information about Branch activities contact Secretary, Gareth Furmston

Branch News

Recent events run by the Branch have included talks on: the risks to passengers of working on railways while still running trains by Chris Lowe of Network Rail Developing reliable missiles by Alan Barnett & Sean McQuillan of MBDA, The Quantification of Risk by Frank Duckworth, Editor Royal Statistical Society Journal


Since its formation Western Branch has each year held a series of evening lectures, these lectures are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of the month between September and May each year. 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. These events are open to non members and visitors are most welcome.


The branch events calendar year runs from September to May each year. We also aim to include one technical visit per year. BAWA Location Map provides a detailed map showing BAWA and the surrounding area with the ability to select to plan routes. BAWA is a healthcare, sports and leisure club based in Bristol, and is located at 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG . Tel: 0117 9768066.


Branch Organisers

Chairman: R J Denning

Secretary: G Furmston

Treasurer: A Dyer