Our members are a mix of roles, responsibilities and competencies but collectively we have identified some main member benefits.
Benefits of membership:
Participate in the forefront of forming the latest industry guidance.
Influence the policies and practices of regulators and conformity assessment bodies.
Learn from authoritative speakers invited to present at our meetings.
Meet with other members across the supply chain to share knowledge on the application of IEC 61508 and related standards.
Sense of functional safety community and associated support.
Opportunity for functional safety biased networking with members and observers.
Opportunity to discuss and debate with like-minded functional safety practitioners.
Opportunity to understand current trends, opportunities, challenges and solutions in functional safety.
Access to interesting functional safety presentations from members and selected guests.
Ability to influence industrial functional safety guidance (via working groups).
Ability to influence functional safety standards development (via BSI GEL/65/1).
Mechansim for staying abreast of industrial functional safety and associated topics.
Mechanism for widening / developing your functional safety awareness (other sectors).
Mechanism to demonstrate functional safety continuous personal development (CPD) to relevant stakeholders (e.g., UKAS, HSE).
Ability to influence development of CASS assessment templates.
Opportunity for social interaction with a community of functional safety practitioners.
Apply to join The 61508 Association
As safety systems have become more complex so the need has grown to provide confidence that they will perform in the intended manner whenever they are called upon to do so. IEC 61508, provides a framework for all parties to work together to ensure that systems operate to the required level of integrity. Whether you are a specifier, designer, manufacturer, integrator, installer, operator or maintainer of safety systems, you need to find out how IEC 61508, and related standards, can help.
If you are considering joining the Association, we can offer for prospective members to attend a general meeting in-person as a guest.