Dr George Bearfield, Safety Risk Assessment Manager, RSSB
From: Safety-critical Systems Symposium, 07 February 2012, Bristol
07 February 2012 Manufacturing channel
The 20th annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, including topics such as goal-based safety standards, safety and cyber defence, bayesian belief networks for dependability cases, developing and validating safety critical software, railway safety decision making, EMC for functional safety and safety of unmanned aerial systems.
Organised by the Safety Critical Systems Club, supported by the BCS and the IET.
George began his career as electronics design engineer, developing railway signalling equipment. He then spent seven years as a safety consultant at ERA Technology and Atkins Rail where he undertook system safety assessment and analysis for a wide variety of clients in the rail industry. From 2006 to early 2008 he was the Programme Manager of the Safety Decisions Programme at RSSB responsible for the development of the industry publication 'Taking Safe Decisions' which describes how risk is managed ALARP in the UK railway industry. For the last three years he has been the Risk Assessment Manager within RSSB, responsible amongst other things for the delivery of the Safety Risk Model (SRM) to the industry. He has a PhD in risk modelling, is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Safety & Reliability Society.