Tag Archives: trade-offs

Playing It Too Safe: Safety at the Expense of Operational Flexibility?

UntitledI recently listened to one of Drew Rae’s DisasterCast Episodes on Interlocks. During this outstanding Podcast he described how interlocks can be used as a safety mechanism to prevent certain accidents. While I don’t want to go into great levels of detail about Interlocks with this post, to me it was very interesting when he got into the ways humans are involved with systems, how they work to create safety interlocks in a system, and how … Continue Reading ››

Systems Thinking for Safety: Ten Principles (A White Paper)

10principlesIn September, a EUROCONTROL Network Manager White Paper was released, entitled Systems Thinking for Safety: Ten Principles. The White Paper was a collaboration of EUROCONTROL, DFS, nine other air navigation service providers and three pilot and controller associations. The purpose is to encourage a systems thinking approach among all system stakeholders to help make sense of – and improve – system performance. The Executive Summary of the … Continue Reading ››