At this next round of our Real Projects series, we are collaborating with the Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS) to bring you this joint seminar and SaRS membership event, titled: ‘There is Safety in Numbers – True or False?’. The seminar will be presented by no less than the current Chair of the Safety & Reliability Society, Emma Taylor CEng FIMechE FSaRS.

The Talk will feature interactive discussions around:

  • Where do the challenges lie in achieving safety?
  • What is the broader picture around the technical assessment of risk (vis a vis Quantitative vs Qualitative risk assessment) that informs the ALARP demonstration?
  • What do we need to know in order to manage risk? What do we not yet know?
  • How do we handle uncertainty, societal concerns, etc?
  • What sort of technical, organizational and operational controls do we have?


SaRS Membership

There will also be a team from the SaRS membership committee at the event, who will be taking applications from any intending members into the Society. This represents a unique opportunity for any engineer who may have been considering joining SaRS (and thereby gaining a route to engineering chartership, amongst other benefits) to do so seamlessly, whilst partaking in discussions on a topical industry subject.

As always, attendance at this event is free, but do register using the link provided. Also, for anyone wishing to join SaRS, kindly contact either of the following prior to the event:

Jibril Okin – 07920100282;

Kasi Usani – 07943861545

Speaker Profile

Emma Taylor is a chartered engineer with over 25 years of experience across various sectors (Rail, Oil & Gas and Aerospace). She is the Lead System Safety Engineer at RSSB, while doubling as the Chair of SaRS.

Emma’s specialities include: working as a technical diplomat for the advancement of safety through system safety engineering, risk analyses, regulatory assessment, and standards. She is an experienced, innovative and engaging mentor, helping younger engineers with CPD and Assessor of CEng (professional engineer) applications. She is currently working to develop the field of digital mentoring.

Emma is currently listed in the Telegraph Top 50 Woman Engineer and has won or been finalist at various Awards, including: WISE Woman in Industry, TechWomen100 winner, and the Venus award for Professional Excellence.


Thursday, 25th April 2019 at 6:00pm


Thursday, 25th April 2019 at 8:00pm


Sir Ian Wood Building (Room N240/242), The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.