Suresh Sugavanam
I have over 19 years of experience in the provision of ABB Functional Safety Consultancy and SIS Project Execution for the Process Industries. I have held several high-profile management roles and responsibilities for SIS project and execution delivery in a number of differing manufacturing sectors for both Invensys and ABB. In my current role of Senior Functional Safety Consultant within the ABB Functional Safety Management Technical Authority (FSM TA), I provide FS consultancy solutions to ABB customers worldwide in addition to supporting the ABB Safety Execution Centres in implementing a robust Functional Safety Management System. I am a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a member of ‘The 61508 Association’ and a TUV Rheinland certificated Functional Safety Expert.


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The importance of assessing the impact of change on safety related systems

Should all changes made to a SIS be subject to a formal Impact Assessment Process? If so, why and how will this be beneficial?