Promoting and assisting the role of the independent safety assessor.
The group meets up to 4 times a year. Its work includes organising seminars and producing guidance on the topic of ISA work. The panel is affiliated to the IET, the BCS and the Safety & Reliability Society.
The ISA Working Group is made up of representatives from many parts of the safety critical industry.
The ISA Working Group has produced a number of documents which may be of use to ISAs and people interested in this field. These factfiles include a Code of Practice and a Competence Framework for ISAs.
The ISA WG is currently reviewing its Competency Framework for Independent Safety Assessors, which was published in October 2009. If you would like to submit any comments for consideration as part of the review, please send them to isawg @theiet.org by the end of August 2013
The document can be downloaded from the IET website:
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.
The ISA Working Group holds a seminar roughly every 2 years to promote the role of Independent Safety Assurance and provide a professional development opportunity for the ISA community.
The following report expands and clarifies the guidelines and requirements in MOD safety Standards on the use of the Independent Safety Auditor (ISA). The report is reproduced with the kind permission of the Ministry of Defence.
The members of the working group are happy to discuss the work of the ISA and to answer questions. If you would like to contact any of the above, then please contact
Email: isawg @theiet.org