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Navigating the challenges of functional safety management - rethinking competence and expertise

24 Sep 2024 /  
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Have the competency requirements from functional safety standards diverted us from achieving the correct competence? Are we placing too much reliance on a few 'experts' to safeguard our process safety?

With a significant number of process safety incidents tracing back to systematic failures, this webinar aims to delve into the challenges of achieving the correct level of competency throughout the lifecycle of functional safety. 

Emphasizing the importance of a multidisciplinary collaborative approach, this webinar will also explore potential solutions to close competency gaps and create a robust functional safety management system. 

Functional Safety
System safety engineering


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

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24 Sep 2024 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

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  • System Safety Engineering TN


Liam Barness

Senior Control & Instrumentation Engineer - National Gas Transmission

Liam Barness is a Senior Control & Instrumentation Engineer at National Gas Transmission, the owner and operator of the UK's national gas network. 

With ten years of experience in the chemical and oil & gas industries, Liam is currently working on control system upgrade projects across the gas transmission network to mitigate cybers and process safety risks. 

He is a Chartered Engineer with the IET and a member of the System Safety Engineering Technical Network, Executive committee. 

Paulo Oliveira

VP of Consulting (Process Safety) - DEKRA Ops UK

Paulo is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with more than 15 years’ leadership experience in safety critical asset management in hazardous industries globally (UK, US, Europe, Middle East, APAC).

He is also a Member of BSI GEL/065/01 committee (UK committee for system safety), a Member of IEC TC65X committee (International Committee for system safety), Chair of Ad Hoc working group for Functional Safety and Cybersecurity

Paulo also Chairs the IET System Safety Technical Network.



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Free of charge