Independent Safety Audit

Independent Safety Audit is a specific and formal activity defined under UK Defence Standard 00-56. Although appointed by MOD, the designated Independent Safety Auditor (ISA) is organisationally independent of both the Client (MOD) and the Supplier (Contractor). The ISA role is undertaken by Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel (SQEP) in accordance with an agreed Independent Safety Audit Plan (ISAP).  Osprey have multiple IRCA accredited Lead Auditors with a broad range of experience across; manned and unmanned, fixed and rotary wing air systems and C4ISTAR equipment and systems.

The ISA role recognises that fully objective safety assurance requires a view that is truly independent of the Client and the Supplier. In particular the ISA must determine that the requirements of Defence Standard 00-56 and other Contractual Safety Requirements have been both understood and fully met in relation to the scope of supply. In addition, the ISA must establish that the rigour of the System Safety Case is appropriate to the level of safety risk presented by the system and the supporting arguments and evidence is complete, compelling and accurate.

Osprey subscribes to the IET/ BCS Code of Practice for Independent Safety Assessors.

We can support you in the following areas:

  • Development of ISA Plans
  • Conduct of Independent Safety Audits for:
    – ATM Systems and Infrastructure
    – Manned Air Platforms (Fixed and Rotary Wing)
    – Unmanned Air Systems
    – Weapon Systems
    – Information/Communication Systems and Applications
  • Provision of Safety Audit Reports


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