Independent Safety Assurance (ISA)

Providing information on independent safety assurance also known as ISA

Independent safety assessment is the formation of a judgement, separate and independent from any system design, development or operational personnel, that the safety requirements for the system are appropriate and adequate for the planned application and that the system satisfies those safety requirements. A person who carries out independent safety assessment is known as an independent safety assessor or ISA.

Note: In some industry sectors the term ‘Functional Safety Assessor’ is used for ‘Safety Assessor’.

Independent safety assessment is the formation of a judgement, separate and independent from any system design, development or operational personnel, that the safety requirements for the system are appropriate and adequate for the planned application and that the system satisfies those safety requirements.

What is Independent Safety Assessment (ISA)? What is independent safety assurance (ISA)?

A guide to ISA otherwise known as independent safety assurance

What is independent safety assurance (ISA)?

Code of practice for Indepedent Safety Assessors (ISAs) Code of practice for independent safety assessors (ISAs)

This document addresses the perceived need for a code of practice for ISAs

Code of practice for independent safety assessors (ISAs)

Competency Framework for Indpendent Safety Assessors (ISAs)  Competency framework for independent safety assessors (ISAs)

This document is a framework for assessing both the competency, and provides broad guidance on the competency criteria for ISAs

Competency framework for independent safety assessors (ISAs)

This document was reviewed and reissued with minor amendments in 2013.

Guidance on the use of accident and incident data by ISAs Guidance on the use of accident and incident data by ISAs

This document offers guidance to ISAs on the use of accident and incident data for improving safety in new and existing systems

Guidance on the use of accident and incident data by ISAs

Documents useful to Independent Safety Assurance Documents useful to independent safety assurance (ISA)

A list of documents that may be of use to independent safety assessors

Documents useful to independent safety assurance (ISA)

Computer based SCS Computer Based Safety Critical Systems

Computer based safety-critical systems: a factfile by the IET

Computer Based Safety Critical Systems

 

Engineering Council Guidance on Risk Engineering Council Guidance on Risk

This guidance describes the role of professional engineers and technicians in dealing with risk, and their responsibilities to society. It lists six principles to guide and motivate professional engineers and technicians in identifying, assessing, managing and communicating about risk

 

For further information on ISA or the working group please contact:

Email: isawg @theiet.org