Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Society is committed to providing members with guidance on Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Professional development is at the centre of the aspirations of the Society and we are keen that members take part. Registration with the Engineering Council carries an obligation through their code of conduct for professional development. From 2016 all registrants will be obliged to record CPD. More information about Engineering Council requirements here.
The Society provides an online portal for Continuing Professional Development. mycareerpath can be found in the Members Only area of the website and is available by registering for this part of the website. If you have any questions about CPD or mycareerpath, please call the SaRS office on 0161 393 8411.
What CPD does the Safety and Reliability Society provide?
Continuing Professional Development is according to the Engineering Council’s website:
‘CPD has several purposes, which will vary in relation to your circumstances, needs and career progression. It can also take a variety of forms. At its heart is informal learning through the challenges and opportunities of working life, and interaction with others such as colleagues, customers and suppliers, including professionals from other disciplines. This may be supplemented by structured activities such as courses, distance learning programmes, private study, preparation of papers and presentations, mentoring, involvement in professional body activities, or relevant voluntary work. This list is not exhaustive and individual registrants are best placed to determine their needs and how to meet them.’
Here at SaRS we take CPD very seriously. CPD is now mandatory for members of SaRS who are registered with the Engineering Council. All Licensed Member Institutes will now be sampling members, so it is important to complete CPD.
We provide the following CPD Opportunities for members:
- A Peer Reviewed Journal
- Branch Meetings with Technical focus
- Webinars with international, cross industry participation
- Opportunities to represent SaRS on external Standards and in Consultations
- Opportunities to serve with cross-industry experts on SaRS Council and Committees
This list is not exhaustive and many other activities count as CPD. We are very proud of our CPD program and urge members to take part, record and reflect.
WHAT IS CPD ?
It’s the systematic way of keeping up to date in your field(s) of professional work.
WHY DO CPD?
Working professionals from all disciplines need to refresh and widen their knowledge. All institutions and professional societies require their members to maintain current awareness within their chosen discipline; from January 2019 it will be a mandatory requirement of the Engineering Council for a registrant to maintain CPD and this may be sampled. A member of an institution/society may also be required to complete CPD.
WHEN TO DO CPD?
Throughout your career. Consider your immediate and longer term professional needs, how you can satisfy them, and integrate them into your working life.
WHAT COUNTS AS CPD?
Our approach to CPD is about learning outcomes. CPD activities will vary depending on where you are in your career and what you are aiming to achieve; they are individual to each engineer, so no quantitative measures (i.e. hours spent, points based system) are required.
Historical SaRS Events for CPD Purposes
09/10/2013 Joint Evening Technical Event – Summary of Piper 25
03/10/2013 SaRS2013 – Metamorphosis: Safety and Reliability in Times of Change
12/06/2013 Managing Ageing Assets: Everything gets old
24/04/2013 ‘What is Process Safety Management? – North of Scotland CPD Seminar
06/03/2013 ‘How Important is Reliability?’ An insight into reliability tools and their application to industry
13/09/2012 SaRS2012: Reading the Tea Leaves: Performance Indicators and the Monitoring of Safety and Reliability
03/07/2012 What has Reliability ever done for us?
13/06/2012 Paradigm Shifts: Cross-Industry Lessons Learned from Fukushima and other Major Incidents
11/06/2012 Monday 11th June 2012 – Professor Andrew Hopkins to speak at Evening Event in Aberdeen
24/11/2011 Leadership and Process Safety CPD Workshop
15/09/2011 Safety Acceptance Criteria – is ALARP enough?
05/07/2011 21st Century Reliability – the way forward
21/01/2011 Charles-Haddon Cave QC – Lunchtime Seminar
25/11/2010 CPD Leadership Workshop
14/10/2010 SaRS2010 – 30 Years of Risk Assessment
15/07/2010 21st Century Reliability: the first decade
17/6/2010 Language of Safety
15/09/2009 ALARP and Timeframe Seminar
15/07/2009 21st Century Reliability
11/06/2009 Managing Ageing Assets Workshop