The SCSC is the UK’s professional network for sharing knowledge about safety-critical systems. It brings together engineers and specialists from a range of disciplines working on safety-critical systems in a wide variety of industries, academics researching the arena of safety-critical systems, providers of the tools and services that are needed to develop the systems, and the regulators who oversee safety. It provides, through publications, seminars, workshops, tutorials, a web site and, most importantly, at the annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, opportunities for them to network and benefit from each other’s experience in working hard at the accidents that don’t happen. It focuses on current and emerging practices in safety engineering, software engineering, and product and process safety standards.
The SCSC maintains a web site of useful resources. It publishes a regular newsletter, Safety Systems. It sponsors initiatives to develop methods and techniques (SCSC working groups are currently developing guidance for data in safety systems, Security aspects of safety, Autonomous Systems Safety and Assurance cases). It organises seminars, workshops and training delivered by experts in their field. Since 1993 it has organised the annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium (SSS) where leaders in different aspects of safety, from different industries, including engineers, managers, regulators and academics, meet to exchange information and experience, with the papers published in a proceedings volume. It also maintains a LinkedIn group, which is used for announcements and discussions. All these activities are there to meet its mission:
… to raise awareness and facilitate technology transfer in the field of safety-critical systems …
The SCSC is a not-for-profit organisation that offers events and publications at competitive prices that are set to cover the operating costs of the club. The club benefits from the active support of its members in all activities.