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Edgilis Publishes White Paper on Independent Safety Assessment (ISA) for Rail Projects

This white paper provides readers with a basic understanding of the concept of ISA and how it can be used to benefit railway projects.

Singapore, Singapore, May 19, 2011 --( Edgilis, a global leader in opportunity consulting, today announced that it is making available its white paper, "The Principles of Independent Safety Assessment (ISA)." This paper covers a general overview of Independent Safety Assessment (ISA) and how it can be used to benefit rail and other construction projects.

According to Mr Billy Fong, Senior Consultant at Edgilis Pte Ltd, Independent Safety Assessment (ISA) has become increasingly common for railway projects in recent years. The main objective of commissioning an ISA (typically covering safety audits and assessments) is to provide assurance that safety management processes have been adequately implemented and that the risk associated with the project has been reduced to a level As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP). This paper details the ISA concept, the role of an ISA, the benefits of commissioning an ISA, and some examples of ISA methodologies that can be adopted.

Through this white paper, Railway Authorities, Projects Directors, Project Managers and Professionals in the RAMS industries will be able to gain a basic understanding of what ISA is and how it can be used to the benefit of railway projects.

Topics covered in the white paper include:
• What is ISA and do I need one?
• Role of ISA
• ISA Competency: Who should do it?
• ISA Methodologies

To download a copy of the white paper, please visit the Risk and Safety section of the Edgilis website.

About the Author
Mr Billy Fong is a Senior Consultant and the team leader responsible for managing the System Assurance Centre of Excellence within Edgilis Pte Ltd. He leads a team of System Assurance specialists in delivering a wide range of RAMS services to various industries. Mr Fong has acquired significant experience in performing RAMS studies/activities across a variety of railway projects in a number of countries including Australia, Dubai, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. In the delivery of these projects, he has undertaken an assortment of project roles including Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Lead Safety Consultant/Analyst, System Assurance Manager and Independent Safety Assessor.

About Edgilis
Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Singapore, Edgilis is the leader in opportunity consulting. Providing a wide range of services to a diversified client base that includes multinationals, technology blue-chips and governments, Edgilis has expanded globally and across a variety of industries including electronics, energy, environment, finance, infrastructure and transport. Helping leaders “Envision, Enable, and Execute,” Edgilis brings entrepreneurial spirit and technological acumen to realize new opportunities on behalf of its clients worldwide. In recognition of its role as an opportunity creator in South East Asia, in 2009 Edgilis was presented with the International Headquarters Award by the Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB). Later in 2010, Edgilis emerged as one of the Top Finalists of the Emerging Enterprise Award, which recognizes outstanding small and medium enterprises in Singapore.

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Edgilis Pte Ltd
Rezani Ramli
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