Category Archives: Culture

“So you have an under-reporting problem?” System barriers to incident reporting.

The reporting of safety occurrences and safety-relevant issues and conditions is an essential activity in a learning organisation. Unless people speak up, be it concerns about unreliable equipment, unworkable procedures, or any human performance issue, trouble will fester in the … Continue reading

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Using the Safety Culture Discussion Cards: Tips for SWOT analysis from a user

David Thompson, a Human Factors Specialist from NATS, UK, has provided some feedback on the use of the Safety Culture Discussion Cards for a SWOT analysis. David organised a session involving six groups, each with a facilitator, and each tackling … Continue reading

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Using the Safety Culture Discussion Cards to help understand textual data

‘What we call our data are really our own constructions of other people’s constructions of what they and their compatriots are up to’ (Geertz, 1973) Probably the most common approach to trying to understand safety culture is via safety climate … Continue reading

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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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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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