Written on August 10, 2016 at 11:14 am, by Jacqueline Christodoulou
Wilde Analysis, a SaRS Affiliate, are running the following software training courses:
Written on August 1, 2016 at 11:45 am, by Jacqueline Christodoulou
The results for the future of ICT and its impact on work survey have been released. SaRS would like to give people who participated in the survey, the opportunity to see the results and comment through a follow-up survey found at the following link:
An overview of the project is available at:
Written on May 31, 2016 at 2:03 pm, by Jacqueline Christodoulou
Amanda Egerton MSaRS
Amanda joined the Western Branch committee in 2005, and immediately stepped into the role of secretary ensuring that every meeting is well publicised. Her proactive involvement with the committee has helped to maintained the branch and ensured it has continued to flourish – with an active programme of events (typically 7 varied lectures per year with an average attendance of 20+) Her knowledge of a variety of industrial sectors has ensured that we do not become overly defence/aerospace focused as she has regularly identified excellent speakers who have freely given their time to pass their knowledge on.
She has also personally given lectures to the branch:
|20 Sep 05||– ARM study of a water treatment works||Amanda Egerton|
|28 Jan 14||– The risks to passengers of working ALO (with Chris Lowe)||Amanda Egerton & Chris Lowe|
SaRS Western Branch Chairman
12th March 2016
Written on May 18, 2016 at 9:24 am, by Jacqueline Christodoulou
It is with deep regret that the Safety and Reliability Society announces the death of Dr Matt Walter on 10th March 2016. Matt was a Fellow of the Safety and Reliability Society and was formerly a member of the North West Branch Committee. Originally working in the nuclear sector, initially for GEC, Matt for many years managed Electrowatt’s Warrington office, which he helped establish in the early 1980’s, later becoming a director of the UK subsidiary. He went on to become Controller, Safety Standards, and subsequently Controller, Safety Management Systems, at Railtrack, and was an Executive Director of RSSB from its formation in 2000 until June 2004.
Dr Walter’s family wish to establish a memorial scholarship in his name, at Leicester University, where he completed his degree and Ph.D., in tribute to the fully-funded education from which he benefitted. Along with his family, the Society invites anyone who may wish to support this cause to do so via the website www.justgiving.com/mhwalter
Matt’s widow Jill would be pleased to hear from any friends and former colleagues of Matt who may wish to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
Written on April 11, 2016 at 8:56 am, by Jacqueline Christodoulou
Report from 6th January 2016
The committee met to consider whether or not to vote to adopt the 2nd edition of IEC 61511. The committee has decided to vote positively (to accept) parts 1 and 3 following the changes that the UK – and others – requested from earlier versions of the 2nd edition. The committee is considering voting negatively in relation to part 2. This is an “informative” part of the standard – it is guidance, and therefore not mandatory for compliance and does not have the same status as part 1, which is “normative” and therefore mandatory for compliance. To give you some background on why the committee is considering voting no for this part: the new edition of part 2 includes a number of new “annexes” which are guidance on various tasks that might be performed during a typical functional safety project (e.g. “Example of how to get from a piping and instrumentation diagram to application program”). The feeling of the committee is that while the examples are useful, there are other ways of performing these tasks. If the particular examples shown are included in part 2, then they may be considered “best practice” – which may not be the case.”
Written on February 22, 2016 at 3:35 pm, by Jacqueline Christodoulou
The Joint Institution Group on Safety & Risk (JIGSR) now have a webpage, please visit it here http://www.jigsr.org/
Safety and Reliability Society is a member of this group, which aims to;
- raise awareness of health and safety risk issues of interest to the profession – in particular acting as a forum for the exchange of information between members
- to promote and support more widely initiatives and activities originating in member organisations where engineering benefits the wider community
- to promote joint action on agreed topics of mutual concern and interest where there are agreed benefits to the wider engineering community
Written on September 17, 2015 at 10:23 am, by Jacqueline Christodoulou
Safety and Reliability Society’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Jacqueline Christodoulou MBE writes about the importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in all high hazard professions, as well as recording professional development. The article features on the EngineerJobs career advice section, which you can read in full here.
Read the Society’s guidelines on CPD here.
Written on September 10, 2014 at 9:54 am, by Jacqueline Christodoulou
The Safety and Reliability Society has launched its Graduate Forum on LinkedIn.
The aim of the Safety and Reliability Society Graduate Forum is to provide networking for graduates online and to alert newly qualified safety and reliability professionals to events, jobs and courses that are relevant.