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The way you teach this subject makes it comprehensible and part of an integral whole. It seems like your approach is rare (and valuable) in the world of System Safety.

Thomas Anthony
Director, Aviation Safety and Security Program
Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California

Understanding safety law can be difficult and, at times, confronting.  Thankfully, Simon has a knack of bringing clarity to complex legal requirements, using real work examples to help understanding.  I highly recommend Simon to any director or manager wanting to understand their legal obligations and ensure a safe workplace.

Jonathan Carroll, Senior Leadership, Pacific National

Valuable information, Clear explanations, Engaging delivery, Helpful practice activities, Accurate course description, Knowledgeable instructor.

Manuel Louie B. Santos, reviewing “Risk Management 101”

Explanation about the military standard was very interesting, because for the first time somebody talked about possible disadvantages.

Henri Van Buren, reviewing “System Safety Risk Analysis Programs”

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Why Safety Engineering Training?

The world needs safety engineers – a lot of them. Everything we use needs to be designed, manufactured, supplied, transported, and so on, and we need to do that without causing harm.

So, there’s a lot of need for safety engineering training. Want a (well-paid) career as a safety engineer? Need to do a safety-engineering-related task or project?  Do you need to understand what your team is doing? Maybe you need to ask – or answer – the right questions in an interview.

There’s a lot of need for safety engineering skills, but they are difficult to get because training places are quite limited. Qualifications are expensive and take a long time to acquire.

I hope that by putting these lessons online, you’ll find them helpful. Who am I? Learn more.

It’s about Countering Fear – and Increasing Confidence

I decided to launch this site because I think there is a lot of fear around safety.  People worry about getting it wrong, and therefore sometimes that can result in poor behaviors or poor performance. They shy away from doing anything about safety rather than just doing what they can.

This is a shame because safety is often just structured common sense.

It’s an engineering discipline like any other. Except that we need to involve people other than engineers. We need to involve operators, maintainers, and regulators. We need to involve end-users. So it’s quite a social activity as well, which I’m afraid can be a challenge for some of us engineers!  (I’m as guilty of that as anybody else.) Nevertheless, there’s a lot we can do, and it isn’t as difficult as we think it is.

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