ISA Seminar 2004

On the 8th June 2004 the first Independent Safety Assessment seminar entitled “Life-Saving Second Opinions” was held One Whitehall Place, London.  The Safety Critical Systems Club in collaboration with the IET/BCS ISA Group organised the event.

The aims of holding a seminar were to promote the role of the ISA, the use of measurement and the application of standards is becoming increasingly important in the through-life safety management of complex systems.  The seminar consisted of 6 sessions covering the following 3 themes:

  • Measurement
  • Standards
  • Independence

The last session was a discussion panel which gave delegates an opportunity to ask questions about the role and use Independent Safety Assessors, Auditors and Advisors.

The panel members

  • Brian Jepson (BAE Systems)
  • John Canning (Virkonnen Critical Systems)
  • Simon J Brown (HSE)
  • Bob Goodall (Ship Safety Management Office, MOD)
  • Ian Spalding (Aspect Assessment Ltd)

Presentations available from the seminar


The following presentations are not available

  • Responsibilities, Independence and expectations
  • ISA Lessons Learnt
  • Safety Assessment of An Electronic Controller for the Ford Focus C-MAX

Papers and presentations published by kind permission of the companies and individuals concerned.