Twenty years ago as a young engineer, my remit – alongside Safety, Health and the Environment – also included Quality. At that time there seemed to be a concerted effort to drive the four disciplines together into one framework. I was told that because each could be managed with systems and frameworks it made sense to save time, effort and resource to have them fall under the responsibility of one department. As a naïve youngster I nodded appreciatively and got on with my work, enjoying the mix of activities in which I became engaged and sucked up the opportunity to broaden my skills base.