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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.
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Functional Safety TPN Annual Open Meeting - 12 Oct 2016, IET London: Savoy Place

The TPN held its Annual Open Meeting as part of the System Safety and Cyber Security Conference 2016, on 12 Oct 2016.  The meeting confirmed the steering group members and set out plans for the coming year.  Slides from this and previous meeting are available in our files area.
IET Safety related conferences you may be interested in:

IET SIL 2016 Seminar and Workshop, 8-9 Dec 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.

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 Functional Safety TPN Steering Group was confirmed at the Annual Open Meeting on 12 October 2016.  The Group is always interested to hear from other individuals who are keen to volunteer to help organise activities with the TPN.  We are also looking for individuals who would be interested in joining the Technical Advisory Panel for the Network.   ... read more...
Posted by James Inge on IET Safety community Oct 18, 2016 10:07 PM BST

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