There are applications emerging in many sectors that are using some aspects of machine learning that can directly or indirectly affect safety. This presentation will describe the range of applications emerging, the opportunities that this technology brings and the associated risks.

It will describe the work that the HSE is doing in developing guidance, describe the issues, and developing an industry agnostic approach to dealing with such issues.

Sarabjit Purewal

Sarabjit Purewal OBE BSc PGDip CEng MIET is a Principal Specialist Inspector and the portfolio lead for cybersecurity and emerging technologies in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Sarabjit started his career with the CEGB in the electricity supply industry working on automation of conventional and nuclear power plant.

He later worked with Kennedy and Donkin Consulting Engineers as the engineering manager of the Power Group, and then with Mott MacDonald as divisional director, before moving to the Health and Safety Executive where he has worked on a number of technical areas, been an advisor to the Minister for health and safety, and led operational teams in the major hazards sector in the HSE.

He was awarded an OBE for services to health and safety and cybersecurity in 2020. Sarabjit sits on a number of technical committees in the IET, RITICS and BSI GEL/065.