About the event
This webinar uncovers the intricacies of accident investigation from a human factors perspective. It features examples from rail, air and maritime from our speakers who are all specialist human factors investigators. Hear first hand how they tackle investigations and get insights into this vital work that lead to improvements in safety across all travel sectors.
Will Tutton briefly mentions the Herald of Free Enterprise, but mainly talks about the cargo vessel Kaami, which ran aground in Scotland in March 2020. The investigation focused on front line operators.
Lisa Fitzsimons talks about common themes relating to human performance and organisational factors which emerge when investigating the technical aspects of an air accident, drawing upon several recent examples.
Becky Charles discusses track worker safety and specifically about an incident which occurred at Margam, UK in July 2019 where two trackworkers were struck and fatally injured.
About the presenters
Toni Flint (Chair) is a Senior Inspector of Air Accidents at the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). She joined the AAIB in 2018 and is responsible for investigating the human factors aspects of accidents and serious incidents and developing the AAIB’s capability in human factors investigation. Prior to the AAIB, Toni worked for 16 years as a human factors specialist in road and rail transport applications.
Will Tutton is a Chartered Fellow of CIEHF. He joined the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) in 2019 as its first specialist Human Factors Inspector. He’s a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology’s Human Element Working Group, the Human Element Industry Group, and represents MAIB on the Lloyds Register human element rules panel and the Advisory Research Board for the SAFEMODE research project.
Lisa Fitzsimons is a Senior Inspector of Air Accidents (Engineering) at the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). Since joining the AAIB in 2010 she has been involved in investigating accidents and serious incidents in a wide range of commercial air transport aircraft and helicopters, as well as general aviation aircraft, gliders and hot air balloons. Lisa is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the European Association of Aviation Psychologists and an Associate Member of the CIEHF.
Becky Charles is an inspector at the Rail Accident Investigation Branch, having previously worked in academia and accident investigation in the rail and aviation sectors. She has a PhD in Rail Human Factors which focused on elements of decision making in safety critical situations. Becky is a Chartered Ergonomist and a Fellow of the CIEHF.