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.

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 Chair: Richard Derrett-Smith

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
  • Please email if you have any questions.
  • Tell us what you would like the London Branch to do

Previous London Branch Events

Date Speaker Topic Venue
20th September 2018Talk to start at 1800


Jamie Moore (Frazer-Nash)
Nazanin Kabir (WSP)
Hamza Butt (RSSB/ Huddersfield)
Ameen Ali (BAE Systems)View poster here
 Young Safety and Reliability Professionals Presentation EveningRegister here Mott MacDonald, 10 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RB
16th November 2016 James Turner, Wood Group MustangMia 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, CrossrailView the poster here “System Safety of Large Projects” RSSB Offices, Moorgate, London
15th March 2017 Simon Stevens, ZF TRWSteve Denniss, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

View the poster here

“Cyber Security – Different industry approaches?” WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1AF
17th May 2017AGM to start at 1730

Talk to start at 1800

James Catmur, JC&A AssociatesGeorge Cleland, Adelard

View the poster here

“Goal Structuring Notation  – Theory and practice” RSSB Offices, Moorgate, London
28th June 2017Talk to start at 1800 Simon Whiteley – Whiteley Aerospace Safety Engineering & ManagementView the poster here “Beyond Swiss Cheese & Dominoes: STAMP” RSSB Offices, Moorgate, London
21st September 2017Talk to start at 1800 Jonathan Gregory, RSSB
Kay Rigby, Risktec
Fabio Oshiro, MES International
Christos Pistolas, DNV GLView the poster here
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 2017Talk to start at 1800 Peter Sheppard – WSP RailMuhammad Zaid Iqbal – EDF Energy

Stephen Barker – Civil Aviation Authority

View the poster here

The Different Faces of System Assurance WSP Offices, 70 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1AF
October 2017Talk to start at 1530 – 1700 CPD workshop and SaRS drop in session for membership applicationsEmma Taylor, Colin Dennis WSP Offices, 70 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1AF
30th November 2017Talk to start at 1800 Morteza Lahijanian – Oxford University Kate Carpenter – JacobsView the poster here Connected & Autonomous Vehicles: What Safety & Reliability Benefits RSSB Offices, 1 South Place, Moorgate, London, EC2M 2RB
Wednesday 24th January 2018Talk to start at 1800 Pete Stanton – Network Rail
John Barker – ioMosaic
Martin Crawford-Brunt – DNV GLView the poster here
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 – BoeingView the poster here
London Branch AGM
1715 – 1745 AGM AgendaLearning from Human Factors in
Incident Investigations
1730 for 1800 startBook Here
RSSB Offices, 1 South Place, Moorgate, London, EC2M 2RB
17th October 2018Talk to start at 1800


David Gleave (Aviation Safety Investigations)Rob Knight (Independent)

James Turner (Wood)

View poster here

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


RSSB, The Helicon, 1 South Place, London EC2A 1SA
27th November 2018SaRS AGM 1700 for 1715

Talk to start at 1800


Rail – Paul Booth (Network Rail)
Aviation – Mikela Chatzimichailidou (WSP)
Roads – Paul Marsh (WSP)View poster here
Issues for Automation in TransportationRegister Here WSP Offices
70 Chancery Lane


James Catmur

Angela Ku

Pete Stanton

Vincent Ganthy

Colin Dennis

Contact Details

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