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Engineering Safety Consultants Ltd Passes Achilles’ “UVDB Verify” Audit Process

Engineering Safety Consultants (ESC) Ltd is pleased to announce that it has recently successfully completed the Achilles UVDB Verify Audit process.

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Is your plant ready for HSE inspection on Cyber Security?

Dr Fan Ye discusses Is your plant ready for HSE inspection on Cyber Security after the HSE publishes new Operational Guidance on Cyber Security

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Cyber Security – How is ICS different from IT? (Part 1)

Cyber security has always been a concern in the general Information Technology (IT) environment, but not so in the Industrial Control Systems (ICS) until recent years (IEC 61511 requested a security risk assessment in its 2016 edition). This is because traditionally, ICS was built using bespoke hardware and software (immune from malware) and separated from outside world with air gaps (not susceptible to remote cyber attacks). Cyber security has increasingly become an issue for ICS.

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Rob Brown now a CMSE® – Certified Machinery Safety Expert (TÜV Nord)

ESCs Rob Brown has achieved the qualification “CMSE® – Certified Machinery Safety Expert (TÜV Nord)”. Please visit our Ltd’s Machinery Safety services page for more information on how Engineering Safety Consultants can help you.…

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How Safe is Safe Enough – Q&A

Our recent Webinar "How Safe is Safe Enough?" raised a few points, here are the questions and the answers by Ron Bell OBE.

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David Green, ESC Engineering Manager, now certified as a Functional Safety Expert (TÜV Rheinland, #277/17, SIS)

David Green, ESC Engineering Manager, is now a certified TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Expert in Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS - #277/17)

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IEC 61511 Security Requirement – Cyber Security And What It Means for you

There has been an increasing concern on the cyber security risk of Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS). This is because Modern IACS is more susceptible to a cyber attack which could lead to malfunction or unavailability of IACS or render Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) inoperable. In this blog Dr. Fan Ye discusses cyber security Risk of IACS and compliance with the standards.

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ESC launch full 2017 Functional Safety Training schedule

ESC are delighted to announce the launch of the full 2017 functional safety training course schedule. Courses are being held in London, Warrington, Manchester, Humberside and Abu Dhabi. ESC launch full 2017 Functional Safety Training schedule – Engineering Safety Consultants…

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How Safe Is Safe Enough – Webinar by Ron Bell – Video Now available

January 2017 saw the presentation of the Webinar "How Safe Is Safe Enough?", delivered to the IChemE by ESC’s Ron Bell OBE. The video of this webinar is now available.

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Functional Safety Assessment (FSA): Do I need One?

Showing compliance with the 61511 phases and associated requirements may seem like a daunting process. So where does an Functional Safety Assessment fit with this demonstration and how does it all work?

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