RAeS Human Factors Group: Engineering Aims
To promote and influence the reduction of risks to airworthiness resulting from Human Performance in engineering.
RAeS Human Factors Group: Engineering Objectives for 2016/2017:
- Promote: What HF principles are and how to do it in practice – Awareness Presentations to RAeS branches
- Themed Conference: Fatigue / Alertness 09 May 2017
- Papers: Safety Performance: Listening and Learning – 10 Reflective Questions
- Safety I to Safety II: Use our collective Risk / Bow Tie modelling to define safety priorities and direct industry focus / propose an industry strategy
RAeS HFG:E News
- Staying Alert: Managing Fatigue in Maintenance Conference – An RAeS HFG:E conference on 9 May 2017 at Cranfield University, sponsored by Aerossurance and Rolls-Royce.
The risk of fatigue in aviation maintenance and engineering is not yet well understood. As industry appreciation of the benefits of regulated fatigue risk management in Flight Operations increases, the question of whether one safety critical operator’s alertness is more important than another’s remains unanswered.
This conference aims to show the benefits of extending alertness management strategies beyond the flight deck to all operational staff, and in particular those involved in maintenance and engineering.
With a mixture of plenary and workshop sessions, speakers will include sleep scientists and fatigue risk management specialists, the UK and US regulators as well as airlines and MROs who have started to systematically manage fatigue in maintenance.
Human Factors Position Papers and Reports
NEW: SMS Interfaces – A Human Factors View by Andy Evans (Aerossurance) Our listening and learning concept applied to the SMS interfaces between organisation, presented to the Safety Management International Collaboration Group (SMICG) 10th Industry Day on 16 May 2017 at the UK CAA in Gatwick.
Achieving peak safety performance: listening and learning published in Aerospace in March 2017
Organisations need to be confident that they are hearing all the safety concerns and observations of their workforce. They also need the assurance that their safety decisions are being actioned. The RAeS HFG: set out to find a way to check if organisations are truly listening and learning. This paper was prepared by HFG:E project team of Stephen Bramfitt-Reid (Rolls-Royce), Colleen Butler (Health and Safety Laboratory), Andy Evans (Aerossurance), Doug Owen (The Schumacher Institute) and Tania Wilson (Virgin Atlantic Airways)
- Position Paper: First Eleven – Design Organization Guidance for Delivering Enhanced Human performance in Maintenance Organisations (rev 4).
- Guidance Paper: Military Maintainer & Groundcrew Working Hours and Fatigue Risk Management(PDF) with risk assessment diagram, by Maj. Christopher Patrick Evans BSc CEng MRAeS MIET REME.
- Analysis Report: Maintenance Error Data v5 19 Jul 2011
Reports and presentations from the conference “Turning Policy into Reality: HF and SMS“, 12 October 2011
- Other past position papers and reports