Welcome to the Adelard website

Adelard is an independent specialist consultancy founded in 1987. Its mission is to provide an exceptional standard of consultancy, backed by an internationally recognised research programme. We work primarily in the area of computer-based safety-critical systems with some important exceptions in our work on security, corporate memory and software reliability. We have a reputation for solving difficult problems.

We support our customers and partners by supplying services in:

  • safety cases and safety management systems
  • independent safety assessment
  • software development and analysis, including formal methods and static analysis
  • hazard analysis
  • human factors
  • development, interpretation and application of safety-related standards and guidelines
  • applied research in safety and software reliability
  • training, including courses for safety, software development and quality systems
  • technical and organisational due diligence
  • operational risk assessment
  • expert witness
  • software tools

ASCE, the Assurance and Safety Case Environment, is continuing to be deployed and we now have clients on three continents developing safety cases with thousands of nodes.

Adelard is one of the companies on the MoD's enabling arrangement for system safety and environmental support services, and on the Framework Agreement for Technical support (FATS/1, FATS/2, FATS/3 and FATS/4).

Don't forget to visit our resources page for free software downloads, published papers and links to other useful safety-related sites.

See our news page for more news and forthcoming events.