The International System Safety Society (ISSS) annually recognises the outstanding efforts by system safety professionals and is this year presenting two Frequentis members with prestigious awards for their contributions. Gabriele Schedl is recognised as Safety Manager of the Year while Werner Winkelbauer has been awarded Safety Engineer of the Year.
Werner Winkelbauer has been a system safety engineer with Frequentis since 2001 and this is the first time Frequentis has been awarded in this category.
For Gabriele Schedl this is the second time she is receiving the Manager of the Year award, being previously recognised in 2014. Gabriele is Head of the Frequentis safety management competence centre, founded in 1995. Since 1999, Werner is her deputy.
“It is an honour that not one but two of our dedicated employees have been recognised in this year’s International System Safety Society awards, acknowledging the contribution that their work at Frequentis and in international expert groups has made to the overall safety of systems for safety-critical tasks,” says Norbert Haslacher, Frequentis CEO. “At Frequentis, system safety is in our DNA; ensuring systems that we provide to organisations are systems of proven safety integrity. A particular feature of day-to-day work is our unique corporate safety culture, characterised by years of experience in dealing with safety-critical systems.”
The Engineer of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to system safety through the development of engineering methods, standards or designs that have improved the safety of operation or use of systems of products. The Manger of the Year recognises an individual’s contributions through implementation of an effective system safety management program for a major system effort.
Frequentis, with 75 years of safety-critical experience, is a global supplier of communication and information systems for control centres with safety-critical tasks, with products, services, and solutions used at more than 40,000 operator working positions in approximately 150 countries. Frequentis joined the ISSS in 2000; the international non-profit organisation, founded in California in 1964, connects and supports safety experts all over the world. Its membership spans the globe and includes large businesses, educational institutions and various prestigious organisations.