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Managing competence for safety-related systems

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in partnership with the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) and the British Computer Society (BCS), has today published guidance to help companies manage the competence of their staff those involved with electronic safety-related systems (e.g. fly-by-wire in aircraft, shutdown systems in the petrochemical industry and offshore and safeguarding arrangements for machinery and industrial automation) .

The new publication ‘Managing Competence for Safety-related Systems’ provides the essential requirements for a successful competence management system (CMS) suitable for all staff at all levels of responsibility within organisations working on safety-related systems.

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