Engineering safety event sees discussions across automation and cyber security

Over 100 local engineering professionals attended Engineers Australia’s South Australian office for the Engineered Safety Symposium 2019.

The Symposium was held over two days and featured talks from leading practicing professionals, representing a cross-section of industry and academia. Topics included design for safety, systematic safety, engineered safety, safety in automation, cyber security, perspectives on reasonably practicable and more.

Presentations were combined with panel discussions and opportunities to raise questions with speakers, allowing attendees to gain exposure to current thinking and expand their understanding of engineered safety.

Event organisers received overwhelmingly positive feedback from guests, who in addition to hearing from industry experts were able to share their own thoughts and ideas while engaging in discussion relevant to CPEng competencies.

Mike Hurd, outgoing Chair of Engineers Australia’s SA Engineered Safety Group, said he was pleased that the Symposium allowed guests to explore such a broad range of topics.

“Engineered safety impacts all of us, no matter our engineering discipline or position, so it’s great to see the audience is so engaged with the topic”, said Mike, who also delivered the event’s opening address and close,” Hurd said.

“By pulling together a list of speakers with such diverse experiences and expertise we were able to ensure that everyone who attended came away with new learnings and new perspectives on engineered safety.”

Lana Haigh, incoming Chair, delivered the opening address on the second day, and co-delivered the close with Hurd.