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The IET Functional Safety Technical and Professional Network, previously known as the IET Safety Community, has been set up to support activities that improve the development and assurance of safe systems, and to draw together professionals working in functional and systems safety.
The IET SIL Workshop and Seminar 2015
9-10 December 2015, London
Safety Community Annual Open Meeting Wed 21 Oct 2015, Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
The Annual Open Meeting is a chance to physically meet other members of the IET's Safety Community and help steer the direction of the community over the coming year.
  Slides are now available in our Files area.
Maximising the Value of Your ISA Tue 24 Nov 2015, London

Independent Safety Assessors (ISAs) need to achieve an appropriate level of assurance to provide sufficient evidence that products, systems or services are acceptably safe, balanced against the competitive pressures of delivering to limited budgets. A key factor is the degree of rigour and depth of the ISA's assessment.  

This seminar is a joint event organised by the ISA Working Group and the SCSC.  It will looks at how ISAs and their customers can help deliver value across a range of industry sectors including Nuclear, Rail and Defence. It specifically considers assurance level required in different scenarios and the contribution clients can make to ensure that the ISA operates efficiently.
Sacred Cows - Challenging Fundamental Safety Principles

Most of the UK transport systems are operating at or above capacity, what has been done to increase capacity has already been done, for example longer trains, managed motorways and efficient air traffic control on the air corridors around the UK. However, we still need more! This evening seminar will look at whether we would now start challenging what we could call "Fundamental Safety Principles" in these three industries. Can we operate trains, cars and planes at closer headways if we take a very hard look at some of these tablets of stone? Do we have to increase the risk of an accident (will we be allowed to) if even by a small margin in order increase the throughout (and thus reduce other risks e.g. overcrowding etc.) I am sure there will be good arguments for and against!

See the joint updated blog from the IET Railway and IET Safety TPN the links to all the excellent video footage we shot during the event. 


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10th IET System Safety and Cyber Security Conference

20 - 22 October 2015 | Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol, UK

This is the largest conference for system safety specialists held in the UK; and the only conference where both safety and security engineers from around the world can meet and share ideas, new research and network.

This is your chance to contribute to the programme and submit an abstract in one of the many technical areas below across a host of disciplines.

New for 2015, the IET System Safety and Cyber Security Conference is launching a 'guest theme' of ‘safety and security of automated and autonomous systems’ and we are encouraging abstracts in this area.

Find out more at the IET System Safety and Cyber Security Conference pages
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