Def Stan 00-056: Safety Management Requirements for Defence Systems
Issue 8 of Defence Standard 00-056, Part 1 (Requirements and Guidance), has been released for review together with its counterpart, Part 2 (Guidance on Establishing a Means of Complying with Part 1) which is at Issue 6.
Please see this Safety Standards Watch post for more information on the standard and the review process.
The 31st Safety-Critical Systems Symposium was held at the Principal Hotel in York UK from 7th to 9th February.
All of the papers from the proceedings, presentations and videos of the presentations are available now at SCSC.uk/SSS'23.
This was an extremely successful event with over 140 participants, most of whom were attending in person.
…thank you for a fantastic Symposium over the past three days - a really enlightening experience that has prompted a few different ways of thinking.
Thank you both for a very successful conference. Every year is getting better, and better!
It was great to attend a well-run SCSC symposium again.
On International Women's Day (IWD) 2023, the SCSC would like to recognise and say thank you to the women engineers currently or recently involved with the club. They work in a wide range of safety-related sectors, and we are very grateful to them and their employers for their time, expertise and contributions.
We intend to publish a more comprehensive article for INWED (International Women in Engineering Day), which will include historical and international contributors to the field.
International Women's Day is on 8th March. The SCSC is producing a Newsletter article all about women in systems safety, covering both historic contributors and those active in the field today. If you know of anyone who ought to be included please contact email@example.com. The article will be published later in the year.
Due to increasing costs the club membership fees will increase from 15th January 2023. This is the first increase for 3 years.
Individual membership will be £140 per year. For two years this is £250 (i.e. no increase on current one-year rates). For 3 years membership will be £350.
Old rates apply until 14th January. For all those booking onto SSS old rates apply up to 7th February (when purchased as part of the SSS booking).
The Early Bird discounts for SSS'23 expire on 22nd December. Please make your booking as early as possible. In addition the club will likely have to increase all prices in January, both for events and membership. It is definitely worth booking now!
The SCSC Safety Critical Systems Symposium will be held in York in February 2023. There will be a poster session at the symposium where presenters can explain their work in a more informal setting. If you would like to present a poster then please submit a short abstract (1 paragraph) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th November 2022. Full details at https://scsc.uk/e898
Members of the SCSC are invited to review the Committee Draft of the 3rd Edition of IEC 61508 on Functional safety of electrical-electronic-programmable electronic safety-related systems.
This invitation is strictly available to current members of the SCSC only and should not be distributed. All members are requested to download their own copy.
The deadline for comments to email@example.com is 9th December 2022. Late submissions are unlikely to be accepted.
The invitation to review, along with instructions on conduct of the review and links to the source documents is available at scsc.uk/rp142.4 (accessible to logged in current members only)