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Safety integrity levels… challenges and emerging best practices

10 - 11 December 2014 | 15Hatfields, London, UK




About IET SIL Determination 2014


Industry increasingly relies upon safety systems to maintain and protect operating assets. The concept of Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) is fundamental in ensuring a system satisfactorily performs the required safety functions under all stated conditions, within a defined time period.

Accurately determining the Safety Integrity Level for your system is a topic which generates significant debate within industry across the safety-related community, particularly in relation to standards such as IEC 61508, IEC 61511 and IEC 62061.


Why attend

  • Meet the minds behind the IEC 61508 safety standard – our Chairman is member of one of the two teams responsible for the development & revision of IEC 61508
  • Understand the concepts and the importance of SIL determination
  • Hear topical case studies and get to know best emerging practices from a range of industry sectors working to deliver functional system safety – aerospace, automotive, defence, energy, transport
  • Attend interactive 10 December workshop on the role of SIL determination in achieving a tolerable risk, laying the foundation for a diverse programme of the seminar the following day
  • A neutral setting to inspire debate into whether the benefits and assurance provided by a particular SIL can be achieved by alternative means



  • Ron Bell OBE, Director, ESC Ltd (Seminar Chairman)
    The importance of SILs in meeting risk targets
  • Simon Burwood, Technical Director, ESC Ltd
    A review of different methods of SIL determination
  • Paul Caseley, DSTL
    Considerations in the application of IEC 61508 for MOD safety critical systems
  • Steve Frost, Principal Inspector: Nuclear Safety, Office for Nuclear Regulation - Civil Nuclear Reactors Programme
  • Mike Nicholas, COMAH Technical Advisor, Environment Agency, UK
    Tolerability of environmental risk - establishment targets and SILs
  • Helen Monkhouse, Functional Safety Manager, Protean Electric Ltd
    SIL Determination in the automotive sector
  • Ron Pierce, Independent Functional Safety Consultant, JDF Consultancy LLP
    SIL Determination for Air Traffic Control equipment
  • Peter Sheppard, Senior Safety Engineer and Validator, Bombardier Transportation
    SIL determination in the rail sector

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