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We don’t need no education

By Jon Keswick, CFSE / October 10, 2018

The headline, extracted from a popular song lyric*, uses the double-negative “don’t need no”, quite intentionally – to help emphasize a point. Whatever the song writer meant I’ll leave to others to decipher, but for my purposes hopefully it will get attention. * The lyric “We don’t need no education” is extracted from Pink Floyd’s “Another […]


How to avoid making mistakes with management of safety projects

By Jon Keswick, CFSE / August 30, 2018

Without effective functional safety assessment and audit, you may never know whether your safety system will perform when it is really needed. That is perhaps a bold statement, but read on if you think you disagree… Automated systems have been used in safety applications now for a few decades. As a result we should have some […]


5 reasons you should assess functional safety during operation

By Jon Keswick, CFSE / September 7, 2017

Hazardous process industry sites must carry out periodic functional safety assessment (FSA) of safety instrumented systems. But why? Many hazardous process industry sites have viewed Functional Safety Assessment (FSA) as a project activity to be completed when a new safety instrumented system (SIS) gets installed, and of course, that is absolutely correct. Some have also registered […]