Safety Special Interest Group

With the introduction of new standards and technologies fundamentally changing the approach to safety engineering, this Special Interest Group has the opportunity to educate BARA members - both vendors and end-users, influence standards committees and act as a forum for the promotion of best practice within industry.

Overview

With the introduction of new standards and technologies fundamentally changing the approach to safety engineering, the Safety Special Interest Group has the opportunity to educate BARA members - both vendors and end-users, influence standards committees and act as a forum for the promotion of best practice within industry.

The Safety SIG has been a particularly active BARA Special Interest Group, since its launch in mid 2004, it has organised a series of machine safety seminars, and conferences on Machine Safety and Functional Safety. These conferences address the issues surrounding machine safety, EN 954-1 and its planned replacement ISO 13849-1. ISO 13849 embodies the concept of Functional Safety, which is common to both IEC/EN 61508 & IEC/EN 62061. The Safety SIG foresaw the need to clarify understanding in this key area, where there is significant change