Monthly Archives: July 2012

Using the Safety Culture Discussion Cards: Tips from a user

I have received some great practical tips (and considerations for the future) from an ATC Safety colleague who had used the Safety Culture Discussion Cards with several different groups. Thanks to Alfonso Barba Martínez (Head of Regional Safety at AENA, … Continue reading

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Reading on the job: fatigue, boredom and distraction while underloaded

I have received a few queries asking for a view (or “the science”) on reading during operational duty, particularly as a possible countermeasure against fatigue during nightshifts. This is in an air traffic control context, meaning reading while a controller … Continue reading

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Breaks from operational duty and fatigue management

by Steve Shorrock (Adapted from Hindsight, Volume 13, Summer 2011, pp. 68-69, EUROCONTROL) Guidelines from Human Factors research for optimising human performance and reducing fatigue-related risks. Breaks from operational duty are an important factor in the management of fatigue. But as highly … Continue reading

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Safety Culture in your Hands

(This article featured in The Controller – Journal of Air Traffic Control, April 2012.) by Steve Shorrock, Human Factors and Safety Specialist, EUROCONTROL Are safety issues raised by front-line operational/technical staff given appropriate priority within your organisation? Do you and … Continue reading

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