Re: [SystemSafety] Competence Criteria for Safety Practitioners

From: Mike Ellims < >
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:10:43 +0100

Two cents worth.  

Flawed as it may be, it has a number of virtues;

It also has the useful purpose of making it clear (well, at least as mud) to management that a particular skill set might actually be necessary. A point often lost on companies that have not previously been involved in safety related systems and startups.  

Personally I'd be interested if anyone knows of something (anything) better in the public domain (i.e. not company specific).  


From: systemsafety-bounces_at_xxxxxx [mailto:systemsafety-bounces_at_xxxxxx Carl Sandom
Sent: 18 July 2014 12:14
To: systemsafety_at_xxxxxx Cc: Cooney,Andrew
Subject: [SystemSafety] Competence Criteria for Safety Practitioners  

In 1999 the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in collaboration with the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and British Computer Society (BCS) published the "Competence Criteria for Safety-Related System Practitioners". This work was revised in 2007 and published only as a PDF download. The principal purpose of the document is to help safety practitioners assess and maintain the competence of their engineering staff. The IET are currently developing a business case with a view to revising these guidelines and it will be seeking wide consultation and clarity on approach, format, etc.  

Initially, the IET want to determine the general opinion of safety practitioners on this topic. Does anyone on this list have a view on the following broad questions?

. Is there a general need for competence guidelines for safety

. If you are familiar with the IET document:

o Is it suitable in its current form?

o Does it need to be revised?

. Are you aware of any other safety competence guidelines?

Best Regards

Carl Sandom

iSys Integrity Ltd.

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