End-to-End Assurance

November 2008

Inge, J.R. (2008), Environment and Safety Assurance Symposium 2008, Bristol, UK.


In a recent change of Ministry of Defence policy, endorsed by the Second Permanent Under-Secretary and soon to be published in JSP 815, the Department's Functional Safety Boards have been asked to take on a new remit: providing End-to-End assurance of safety. But what does this mean? And how will it affect day-to-day business in the Department? This paper describes the Ship Safety Board response to the End-to-End challenge.