Adelard supports the defence sector through a combination of safety engineering support, Independent Safety Auditor (ISA) services and policy development.

The Adelard Assurance and Safety Case Environment (ASCE) is used on many major defence projects in the UK and internationally. For more information on ASCE for MOD please contact us via

The MOD has adopted a rigorous approach to safety management in procurement and operation, based around the construction of a safety case. However, unlike other regulated sectors such as oil, rail and nuclear, the defence sector must also contend with capability requirements which routinely place their employees in harm’s way. Safety management systems must therefore balance risk reduction against the wider implications of loss of capability.

Adelard’s involvement with the defence sector includes the following projects:

  • Policy development and contribution to standards including Def Stan 00-55, Def Stan 00-56 and JSP 553
  • Work for MOD Project and Delivery Teams, as well as industry leaders such as Boeing and Eurocopter
  • ISA services, provision of guidance on the development of safety cases and provision of safety engineering support across Project Teams

For further insight please read the press releases on our work with MOD on the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier (QEC), Vessel and Air Traffic Management safety cases.

To discuss how Adelard can meet your needs for safety ensurance and assurance in the defence sector, please get in touch.