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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, 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.
ESAS 2016 - Awards

We are pleased to announce the introduction of the ESAS 2016 Safety and Environmental Management Awards. Awards will be presented from the IET and IIRSM to an individual or team based on the following award categories:

-  IET Innovation in Safety
-  iiRSM Innovation in Environmental Management

Criteria and dates can be found here and find out more on the website 
ESAS 2016 - hosted by DE&S in partnership with the Atkins, the IET, IIRSM and IEMA
Environmental and Safety Assurance Symposium (ESAS) is the MOD’s flagship Symposium focusing on Equipment Safety and Environmental Management. 
Find out more on the website or read our blog post.
Key IET Conference for 2016 in the Safety field
Human Factors for Engineers Course, 19 - 20 April 2016
Safety Competence Mangement Course, 21 - 22 April 2016
Safety Critical Systems Course, 6 - 9 June 2016
System Safety and Cyber Security, 11 - 13 October 2016
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 Functional Safety TPN and help steer the direction of the community over the coming year.
  It is held alongside the System Safety and Cyber Security Conference.  Slides from the last AOM 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.

Upcoming events


Functional Safety Made Easy Ron Pierce sits on the Executive Committee of the IET Functional Safety TPN and sits on the IET Health and Safety Policy Panel Ron introduced us to the definitions of a Hazard, Accident and Risk. The differences between a safety risk and a financial risk for example. The design processes associated with identifying passive ... read more...
Posted by Lynsay Callaghan on IET Safety community Mar 22, 2016 2:47 PM GMT

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