Defence Capabilities

Pictured is RFA Tidesurge, the third of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary's mew Tide-class tankers to be made. The ship photographed in Cornwall for customisation and trials before entering service with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and being deployed on operations with the Royal Navy. The arrival of RFA Tidesurge comes just weeks after her sister ship, RFA Tidespring, met up at sea with aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time. The 39,000-tonne tankers with a range of 8,000+ nautical miles can carry up to 19,000 cubic metres of fuel and 1,400 cubic metres of fresh water in support of Royal Navy operations all over the world. The detailed customisation work to prepare RFA Tidesurge and her sister ships for operations is being undertaken at the A&P shipyard in Falmouth, sustaining around 300 jobs.





Ship/Air Interface

Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) (Cruise Missile) hits the target during an exercise.

Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives


Safeguard Engineering Ltd is a leading provider of specialist Safety and Environmental Consultancy Services to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and their Industry Partners.

Our team is recognised for its expertise across the Maritime, Air, Ship/Air Interface and Land sectors and we work in close partnership with client teams to ensure their projects meet deliverable deadlines and budgets.


We have a detailed working knowledge and understanding of relevant MoD Safety and Environmental Standards, Regulations and Guidance Documents including, but not limited to:


  • Def Stan 00-56
  • JSP 375
  • JSP 815
  • JSP 430
  • JSP 454
  • Def Stan 00-133
  • Def Stan 00-972
  • POSMS and POEMS.


Specialist Defence Services we provide include the provision/ development of:


  • Hazard Log Management
  • Safety Cases
  • Safety Assessments
  • Safety and Environmental Management Systems
  • Development of the Safety Argument and supporting evidence
  • Safety Engineering Solutions
  • Safety Requirements Production and Management
  • Proportional Risk Assessment
  • Integration of Safety in Design
  • Independent Safety Audit, Assessment and Advice
  • Management Support
  • Environmental Impact Screening and Scoping Studies
  • Environmental Impact Assessments