Anyone can join the Safety and Reliability Society. We welcome applications from varied backgrounds. You will need a proposer and seconder, but if you do not know any SaRS members, someone IEng or equivalent who can sign off your experience is fine – please download the SaRS Application Guidance for more details on this and how to join.

Membership benefits include:

  • Newsletter 8 times per year
  • Quarterly peer reviewed Journal published by Taylor & Francis
  • Discounted attendance at events co-sponsored by SaRS
  • Regular branch Events and access to Branch networks
  • Webinar programme – free archive for SaRS Members
  • Membership area with online access newsletter and Journal
  • Designatory letters MSaRS or FSaRS
  • Access to online CPD planning via mycareerpath
  • Route to registration with Engineering Council

Join us…

To join as a Member you need to have an appropriate honours degree or equivalent or be registered as a Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer or equivalent and have 2 years relevant experience in safety and reliability. The fee for membership is £141.00

Fellows must have the qualifications and experience required Membership and demonstrate that they have held a senior or eminent position of responsibility in the Safety and Reliability field for 2 or more years in addition to the experience necessary for member. The fee for Fellow is £213.00

Associate Members need to satisfy either the educational requirements for Member or have 2 years of relevant experience and intend to go on to fulfil the criteria and apply for full Membership. The fee for Associate member is £108.00

If you are in full-time further education and intend to fulfil the requirements for admission to the class of Associate Member when your course finishes, you can join as a Student Member. The fee for student membership is £57.00

When you have completed the application form please either post it to the SaRS Office (address on form) or email to Please note that we will need original signatures for proposers, seconders and applicants where applicable. Please note that a joining fee of £20 will be added to the initial subscription.

If you don’t have an honours degree in a relevant subject you can still apply for full Membership via the Experience Route. To apply through the Experience Route to Membership you must:

have 2 years relevant experience and hold a Higher National Certificate or a Diploma or a Foundation Degree in engineering or technology, plus appropriate further learning to degree level

or hold an NVQ4 or SVQ4 which has been approved as appropriate

or further learning demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria through a mix of application form, CV and a Review Report

or provide a technical report.

You can apply for the Experienced Route on the Member application form above. If you are unsure whether you can apply please contact us – we assess every application on their own merits.

If you are interested in safety, reliability or risk and wish to support the Society and access our online CPD opportunities you can become an Associate

For Registration as Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer with Engineering Council through SaRS please go to the following page for more information on this EC Registration – you will need to be a SaRS Member.


Membership subscription fees for 2024* are as follows:

Associate Member£108
Retired Member£96
Retired Fellow£96
Joining Fee (added to initial invoice)£20

Employees of Affiliate Organisations receive 10% discount on SaRS subscription

To enquire about Affiliate Organisation membership please click the button below

Affiliate Membership subscription fees for 2024/2025** are as follows:

Academic Affiliate£500

*As from 1st January, 2024.

** As from 1st July, 2024.