Love or hate football, the World Cup is everywhere just now – and there are a few things it can teach us about how Non-Technical Skills are crucial to getting the best out of ourselves: Anger management Emotions naturally run high during any competition, but surely never more so than in a World Cup scenario…
The trains that were too wide – a £40mn mistake (and counting) demonstrating why procedures are ranked as one of the top Human Factors issues.
The French train operator SNCF has discovered that 2,000 new trains it ordered at a cost of 15bn euros (£12.1bn) are too wide for many regional platforms. The BBC’s Christian Fraser in Paris says that it is an embarrassing blunder that has so far cost the rail operator over 50m euros (£40.6m). Our correspondent says..
Why should the growing obesity crisis worry us as safety professionals? Does it really have any impact on our employees’ safety behaviours and performance? The answer is a resounding Yes. Research is increasingly revealing the impaired cognitive functioning of obese individuals – memory, learning, executive functioning (such as decision making) and response accuracy and speed..
Schumacher’s accident shocked the world when he suffered a serious head trauma at the end of December while skiing in the exclusive French resort of Meribel. He remains in a medically induced coma. The 45-year-old German was skiing off-piste with his teenage son when he fell and hit his head on a rock. Shumacher’s accident..
Track worker safety dangerously compromised by lax personal safety and management by computer outputs.
We read with interest the article by Colin Wheeler in this month’s Rail Staff magazine. He wrote passionately of the safety problems and sometimes fatal incidents resulting from what he sees as the rail industry’s “Top down, command and control management”, the proliferation of ‘safety bean counters and databases’ and the absence of HRMI spot..
Great news! Pilot and co-pilot both slept in the cockpit with no-one to take control in event of an emergency.
On August 13, the captain and co-pilot of a packed 325-seat Airbus 330 reportedly slept, leaving the plane cruising on autopilot with no-one to take control in the event of an emergency. The men had decided to take turns in having 20-minute naps during the journey, and blamed longer shifts over the peak holiday season,..