The Functional Safety SIG (FS-SIG) is a special interest group within the Institute responsible for promoting the awareness and understanding of safety-related topics associated with measurement and control. The FS-SIG is the body that represents the Institute in reviewing any safety-related submissions that it receives.
The FS-SIG Executive Committee organises conferences, workshops and seminars and we publish articles in the Institute’s journals together with issuing FS-SIG Briefing Notes. We invite or co-opt our membership from a wide spectrum of end users, regulators, vendors, contractors and consultants, so that we may represent a broad range of interests in safety-related matters. Many FS-SIG Executive members also belong to other professional bodies and this promotes an exchange of views and information throughout the discipline.
Our main focus is the safety-related UK and European Regulations, in particular, IEC 61508 and the associated sector-specific standards. All of these areas continue to develop and represent significant challenges for guidance and understanding.
We often review and comment on draft HSE and other publications and welcome this opportunity to add value.
InstMC members can join the FS-SIG by Clicking 'MyInstMC' on the InstMC homepage and login to your account. Select 'Manage Personal Details' and under Special Interest Groups, click the 'Edit Special Interest Groups' button. Click 'Join' Functional Safety to become a member.
You can get in touch with the FS-SIG by writing to Functional Safety SIG Chairman c/o the Institute, or by contacting us by email.