Improving resilience to major safety events by analysing case studies

Richard Taylor, Neil Carhart, Graeme Collinson, richard voke, John May, Andrew Weyman

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Development of a potentially widely applicable ‘tool’
to address sometimes neglected ‘organisational and cultural’ precursors to
major safety-related ‘events’ is described. Twelve ‘events’ across several
industries were studied, and detailed ‘expectations of good practice’
developed. Associated ‘penetrating diagnostic questions’ were also then
developed to enable the identification of potential operational vulnerabilities,
and a ‘systems approach’ is outlined (which also addresses behavioural
factors) to facilitate the design of effective interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalEngineering X: Safer Complex Systems: Case Studies
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2022


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