The Safety & Reliability Society (SaRS) webinar programme is brought to you by the SaRS Webinar Working Group (WWG) with the objectives of: Providing high quality cross industry learning on interesting safety and reliability (S&R) topics, Promoting the message of a safer and more reliable world, Encouraging greater participation in the development of S&R across all industries, Providing presenting, career development and CPD opportunities to individual S&R practitioners, Broadening the reach of SaRS and encouraging more S&R professionals to get involved with the Society, Helping to meet the charitable aims of the Society

As with all SaRS groups the WWG consists enthusiastic S&R professionals who volunteer their time to help promote S&R across all industries. The members of WWG are: Angela Ku – Jacobs, Simon Burwood – Engineering Safety Consultants Ltd., Jibril Okin – Process/Technical Safety Engineering Consultant, Colin Dennis (Chair) – SaRS, Louise Whiting – Barberton Ltd and Eileen Banks – Ultra CSS, Harry Moss – formerly with BP

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Our webinar programme is partly funded by ESRA (European Safety and Reliability Association)

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SaRS webinars are free and open to both SaRS members and non-members.

1. Basics of Functional Safety – a 5 part series

Register for all five webinars below.

SaRS is delighted to be bringing you another series of Technical Learning webinars this time on the Basics of Functional Safety. This will be a five part series giving an overview on the various aspects of Functional Safety and compliance with international standards and responds directly to topics requested from the previous webinar feedback forms. The series will be presented by experts from Engineering Safety Consultants (ESC) Ltd.

Please register for the remaining four parts of the series via the registration links. For more details on each webinar please click its title link:

Part 3 – Methods of Safety Integrity Level Determination. 16th June 2021 at 13:00 UK time. To register please click here

Part 4 – Software Safety Considerations to IEC 61508-3. 21st July 2021 at 13:00 UK time. To register please click here

Part 5 – Importance of Data Collection within Functional Safety. 18th August 2021 at 13:00 UK time. To register please click here

2. London Branch Webinar – The Value of Safety Culture

19th May 2021 at 18:00 UK time. To register for this event please click here

Poor safety culture has contributed to many major incidents, and can be just as influential on safety outcomes as an organisation’s safety management system. Using examples from different sectors, this webinar will explore 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.


Professor Patrick Hudson is a psychologist with wide experience of safety management in a variety of high-hazard industries and is Professor of the Human Factor in Safety at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He was one of the developers of the Tripod model for Shell which is better known as the ‘Swiss Cheese’ model. Professor Hudson was selected as a Distinguished Lecturer of the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 2012–13, and an expert witness on process safety and safety culture in the BP Deepwater Horizon lawsuit in New Orleans.

Diane Chadwick-Jones has had an extensive career in BP spanning a number of businesses and functions including Exploration & Production, Refining and Chemicals, working in Belgium, Brazil and Egypt in operations and safety roles. In her positions related to Safety Culture and Human Performance, she was instrumental in the refresh of the BP values, and delivering cultural change to enable safety improvement. This included operationalizing a “systems thinking” approach by improving the way work is set up to reduce the possibility of mistakes and make work more effective.

Hesam Mehrabi Mahani is a Senior Systems Assurance Engineer at WSP with more than 14 years of experience in complex systems reliability assessment, multi-story building structural design, bridge assessment and design, object oriented software design (RUP), Structural analysis (FE) and design software development , Asset management software design, reliability based asset life cycle management and Probabilistic structural behaviour analysis.

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SaRS webinars are free and open to both SaRS members and non-members.

3. Midlands Branch Webinar – The Nimrod Public Inquiry 12 years on. What did we learn?

25th May 2021 at 17:30 UK time. To register for this event please click here

In this independent talk John Campbell (Rolls-Royce plc) recaps the Haddon-Cave public inquiry report as we approach 12 years since its publication and 15 years since the incident. John will remind us of the circumstances of the event, the inquiry and the key findings. What were the lessons? Have they been applied? Did it make a difference? The talk will be followed by an opportunity for questions.

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SaRS webinars are free and open to both SaRS members and non-members.

3. Living Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Risk Visualisation

9th June 2021 at 18:00 UK time. To register for this event please click here

A Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) is a useful tool commonly used in the nuclear industry.  A PSA can provide valuable additional insights that cannot be achieved deterministically and can feed into risk informed decision making and optimisation of plant operation without detriment to nuclear safety. 

This webinar will be split into two parts:

Part 1 will begin by providing a high-level overview of PSA in the civil nuclear industry.  The presentation will explain some key concepts including fault and event trees as well as important inputs (data, Common Cause Failures, operator actions) and outputs (types of results and insights).  An overview of the ‘Living PSA’ process will be provided before finishing with the topics of risk informed decision making and optimisation with some anonymised examples.

Part 2 will cover Risk Visualisation and will provide an overview of some of the tools being developed to make risk information more accessible to non-analysts.

The webinar will be presented by:

Hugh Stephenson. Hugh is a Principal Consultant at CRA and has 15 years’ experience managing and developing large integrated PSA/HFA and safety case projects for a range of major clients, both in the UK and oversees.  As well as PSA management and development, Hugh is currently Operations Manager at CRA with a wide range of responsibilities related to management of day-to-day operations at CRA.


Marinos Panayiotou. Marinos is a Senior Consultant at CRA with over 7 years’ experience working across the disciplines of PSA and RAMS for a wide range of clients.  Marinos is currently seconded to the Digital Engineering team at Assystem developing new digital tools to enhance risk visualisation.


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