Risk Taking and Rule Breaking in Aviation Maintenance

18 October 2005

A Conference Presented by the

Engineering Maintenance Standing Group

of the Royal Aeronautical Society Human Factors Committe

Papers and Materials on Risk Taking

The seminar covered issues associated with rule behaviour, particularly risk taking and rule violation. The conference included both UK and non-UK speakers and delegates and was hosted by MOD DASC and organised by volunteers from the RAeS EMSG.

1. Presentations
Presentations are posted when cleared by speakers. All presentations are copyright (c) 2005 by their authors. Information and papers presented here are not intended for sale or redistribution without written consent from their authors.

Legal Consequences of Breaking the Rules – Robin Allan, CAA

Working Time Legislation – Anne Stewart, DTI

Unquantified Risk in Aircraft Maintenance, an AAIB Perspective – Allan Simmons, AAIB

Safety Culture in Aviation Maintenance: Non-Compliance with Maintenance Procedures – RAeS HFG Engineering Maintenance SG

Effects of National and Group Psyche on Work Behaviour – Bob Simmons, Baines Simmons

Target Levels of Risk – Graham Braithwaite, Cranfield

Personal Responsibility in Safety Management – Simon Witts, City Express

Robin Bryden (Shell): Managing Rule Breaking – Behaviour Models and Incident Investigation (PDF)

2. Related Information

CAP 716 issue 2. This document contains guidance material in support of the maintenance human factors requirements in EASA Part 145, and JAR 145, including guidance on human factors training.