Branch information

COVID-19 Announcement

SaRS London Branch events are currently only online meetings and webinars due to the Coronavirus restrictions. We hope to be able to present our normal evening presentation/networking events again later in the year.

London Branch AGM 2021

The London Branch held its Annual General Meeting remotely on May 19th 2021. Overall, the branch had another successful year despite the circumstances, having smoothly transitioned to run all events as webinars. Angela Ku has been elected as the new branch chair, succeeding to Vincent Ganthy.

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What we do

Each year the branch organises a number of evening lectures, most of which are also broadcast as live webinars. As with all SaRS branches, the branch covers a wide range of industries and organisations which include marine classification, railway design, assurance and operators. 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.

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. 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.

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

Upcoming Events

Future events to watch out for:

  • Tour of Air Accident Investigation Branch’s facilities in (AAIB) in Farnborough – postponed due to current pandemic – new date to be announced
  • Accident Investigations Across Industries – What Can/Did We Learn
  • Career Paths in Safety and Reliability
  • Low Carbon / Sustainability and S&R challenges
  • Early Career Professional Event – Recurring series planned for September
  • Incident Digital recording and Data Recovery – November

Details will be on our events page once they are confirmed.

Recent Events

Please note that all SaRS London Branch event recordings are stored within the Members’ Area of the website. You need to have joined SaRS and logged onto the website to access the links listed below. For further details, please consult our Join SaRS page.

The Value of Safety Culture

This webinar explored the value of a safety culture as an enabler to successful safety and risk management, and the extent to which safety culture can be assessed, using examples from different sectors.

Road Tunnel Safety

This webinar covered what has happened since the 1999 Mont Blanc road tunnel fire incident and how tunnel safety is now assessed and managed.

Innocent Bystanders? Taking human activities into account in QRA

This event explored how risk predictions in the oil and gas industries can be refined to address causes of hazardous releases without making QRA models unduly complex, and how the resulting information can be used to guide other methods such as HAZOP and Bowtie towards the most significant causes of release and methods to mitigate them.

Forecasting Reliability Through Life

This event introduced the work from the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in using Bayesian Mathematics for forecasting reliability for the life of a product. This work has enabled the further development in AWE’s capability for managing uncertainty and quantifying potential risks in engineered components.

Smart Motorways

This was an event allowing our audience to hear from the experts on how smart motorways work, how safety is managed on Highways England’s projects, what the review into motorway safety found, and the proposed action plan.

Safety-II and the Functional Resonance Analysis Method

An event which introduced the basic principles of Safety-II and the Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) as the most widely used Safety-II method, including application of FRAM in the maritime and healthcare sectors.

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Angela Ku (Chair)

John Stringer

Contact Details

For further information on the London Branch (including events), please contact the branch co-ordinator, John Stringer.