UK Military Still Has Significant Safety Weaknesses

Safety assurance across the UK armed forces is still classed as "limited" by the Ministry of Defence's (MoD's) safety chief and has not improved over the past year. In his annual report posted online on 26 October, Lieutenant General Richard Felton, head of the Defence Safety Authority (DSA), cites a shortage of funding to improve infrastructure,...

Safety assurance across the UK armed forces is still classed as "limited" by the Ministry of Defence's (MoD's) safety chief and has not improved over the past year.

In his annual report posted online on 26 October, Lieutenant General Richard Felton, head of the Defence Safety Authority (DSA), cites a shortage of funding to improve infrastructure, the emergence of new risks, and bureaucratic hold-ups as reasons for the lack of progress. He reported that there remained "significant weaknesses" in processes and governance across the MoD, which he said presented a risk to life, operational capability, the environment, and the ministry's reputation.

Source: www.janes.com