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The Functional Safety Technical & Professional Network (TPN) is a community that supports activities that improve the development and assurance of safe systems.


The IET Functional Safety Technical and Professional Network 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.
IET Safety related conferences you may be interested in:

System Safety and Cyber Security, 11-13 Oct 2016 
— IET's key 2016 conference for the Safety field

SSCS 2016 - The 11th Interntional Conference on System Safety and Cyber Security

SSCS 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.

Find out more from the Functional Safety TPN  Chair and the Conference Chair, Carl Sandom.

IET SIL 2016 Seminar and Workshop, 8-9 December 2016 
With system complexity advancing at a fast pace, this year’s event will provide an extensive overview of Safety Integrity Levels achievement and management across a range of industry sectors.
Functional Safety TPN Annual Open Meeting - 12 Oct 2016, IET London: Savoy Place

As part of the System Safety and Cyber Security Conference 2016, the Functional Safety TPN will be holding their Annual Open Meeting on Wednesday 12th October at 17.00 - 17.30 (TBC).  The Annual Open Meeting is a chance to meet other members of the IET's Functional Safety TPN and help steer the direction of the community over the coming year. 

Keep an eye out for the agenda, which will be published shortly.

The 2015 Functional Safety Community Annual Open Meeting was held on Wed 21 Oct 2015, Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.  Slides from the last AOM are now available in our Files area.
The Ethics of Acceptable Safety - 25 Nov 2016, IET London: Savoy Place

Join us at this exciting and informative free event to find out more and get involved in the discussions and networking.  Online registration is open and you will be awarded 7 CPD points for attending.

Presented jointly by speakers from the High Integrity Systems Engineering Group at the University of York and the Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre at the University of Leeds.  This tutorial addresses the dilemmas and duties of engineers when dealing with ethical concerns surrounding safety risk management decisions. The aim of the day is to provide attendees with the knowledge and guidance to identify the ethical questions posed in everyday situations faced in safety critical systems development, assessment and operation.

ESAS16, DE&S's Environment and Safety Assurance Symposium, saw several new innovations this year.  For the first time, ESAS 2016 was hosted by MOD, DE&S in partnership with Atkins, IET and IIRSM.  Also in 2016, the IET and IIRSM introduced the Safety and Environmental Management Awards to the symposium. Awards were presented from the IET for ‘Innovation in Safety’ to an individual or team.  There were two awards, one for MOD and one for Industry.

The first winners of these prestigious awards were:
MOD - Osprey CSL and MOD A400M PT Win IET Innovation in Safety Award

Industry - Frazer-Nash Consultancy Win IET ‘Innovation In Safety’ Award At ESAS16
We hope to build on the success of these awards for and the collaboration between IET and DE&S in 2018.

Upcoming Events


The ISA Working Group, a collaborative group working under the IET, IMechE, BCS and SaRS, has produced new guidance on planning the assessment of a safety case or similar safety assessment document. The new material supports the groups previous guidance on procurement of  Independent Safety Assurance  services, and is intended to be used by anyone ... read more...
Posted by James Inge on IET Safety community Aug 24, 2016 10:07 AM BST

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