Defence Safety Authority


Defence Safety Authority
Agency overview
Formed1 April 2015
JurisdictionUnited Kingdom
HeadquartersMain Building, Whitehall, Westminster
Agency executive
Parent agencyMinistry of Defence

The Defence Safety Authority (DSA) is an agency of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence which regulates safety and investigates accidents in the UK's Armed Forces.

The DSA was launched on 1 Apr 2015 and is headed by Air Marshal Sue Gray. The DSA brings together the Defence Safety and Environment Authority (DSEA), Military Aviation Authority (MAA) and Defence Fire Safety Regulator (DFSR), to form a single common managed organization under the leadership of a 3-star Director General (DG) – DG DSA.[1] The Director-General is also the head of the Military Air Accident Investigation Branch (MilAAIB) and the Land Accident Investigation Team (LAIT).[2]


The Directors-General have been:


  1. ^ a b "New Defence Safety Authority launched today". 1 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  2. ^ "MOD launch integrated defence safety authority". Civil Service World. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Generals: April 2017" (PDF). Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. ^ Nicholls, Dominic (20 February 2019). "RAF Engineer becomes most senior woman to have ever served in Britain's armed forces". The Telegraph. Retrieved 20 February 2019.

External links

  • Official website