This new code of practice is designed to help companies assess and maintain the competence of their engineering staff particularly in safety critical areas and industries. It sets out the competencies expected and evidence required to prove competence in specific tasks and helps organisations create schemes for monitoring and measuring the competencies of its employees. Human error is still recognised as the most frequent cause of problems and the field of safety critical systems /functional safety continues to develop along with the complexity of systems.
The purpose of the code of practice is:
About the Author:
Dr Carl Sandom, the lead technical author, is the Director of iSys Integrity Limited; a UK-based independent safety consultancy operating worldwide and specializing in safe systems acquisition, development and certification within the Aerospace and Defence domains. Carl is a member of the British Standards Institute committee contributing to IEC 61508 development, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a registered Member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. Carl has published and presented numerous peer-reviewed papers and articles on the subject of Systems Safety.
In addition the code has a working group comprising :
The market for these guidelines will be within any industry where safety critical systems are in use including Energy, Transport, Defence, Aerospace and Healthcare. It is written for all those responsible for safety and competency in any organisation including, most notably, the functional safety manager or a safety engineer, chief engineers, senior safety and HR personnel and operational managers. The secondary market will be from other Institutes / trade associations, relevant government organisations, Universities and consultants.
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