On 24-26 September, EUROCONTROL/NAV-Portugal hosted a conference in Lisbon entitled Safety, Human Performance, System: From Theory to Practice. Over 150 people in aviation and other industries participated, including safety specialists, human factors specialists, engineers, managers, and regulators.
The conference (following a conference last year on safety and human performance, where a White Paper on SafetyI and Safety-II was introduced), had the aim to help progress the implementation of progressive thinking. Below is an outline of the main sessions of the event. In the following few blogs, I will discuss develop some of my thoughts during the conference. The presentations can be downloaded here.
Prof. Richard Cook (School of Technology and Health at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden) – Only bad choices
Sebastian Däunert (DFS, Germany) – Limits of safety
Session 2: Prof. David Slater (Cambrensis, UK) – Simple but complex (Clayton Tunnel – a test case)
Session 3: Prof. Chris Johnson – (Glasgow University, UK) – Software tools to increase the competence, consistency and creativity of ATM incident investigators
Session 4: Jean Marc Flon (DSNA, France) – Starting to move from Safety-I to Safety-II at CDG
Steven Shorrock – (EUROCONTROL, France) – Systems Thinking for Safety: Ten Principles (A White Paper) (See here for the White Paper)
Lee Boulton & Craig Foster (NATS, UK) – The (Very) Temporary Operating Instruction.
Session 6: Thomas Jaekel (DFS, Germany) – ATM Day to Day operations – work as done.
Session 7: Prof. Erik Hollnagel (University of Southern Denmark and Centre for Quality Improvement, Region of Southern Denmark) – Safety-II in practice – Realigning work-as-imagined with work-as-done
Session 8: Paula Santos (NAV Portugal) – Modelling day to day ATM
Radu Cioponea (EUROCONTROL) and Christoph Peters (DFS) – Weak Signals
Prof. David Woods (Ohio State University) – The mystery of sustained adaptability.
Session 11: Panel and interactive session with Prof. Johnson, Prof. Woods Prof. Hollnagel, Prof. Cook and Prof. Slater, Dr. Steven Shorrock. Moderated session by SHP SG Co-chairs Joerg Leonhardt and Tony Licu.