RAeS Human Factors Group: Engineering Aims
To promote and influence the reduction of risks to airworthiness resulting from Human Performance in engineering.
RAeS HFG:E News
- Maintenance Error: Are we learning? – An RAeS HFG:E conference on 9 May 2019 at Cranfield University, sponsored by Aerossurance, Atkins, CAAinternational and Rolls-Royce.
This conference will explore the barriers to effective learning and share knowledge and practical examples using case studies that help overcome those barriers and demonstrate the benefits for the business and individuals. It will also evaluate why incident and accident investigations often fail to address all of the Human Factors elements that feature in the causal chain.
Examples of good, effective learning will be described, together with the benefits to be gained from properly investing in Human Factors in maintenance.
The Conference will aim to inform and inspire maintenance and safety professionals to invigorate a new approach to error reduction and really effective learning.
- 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.
Human Factors Position Papers and Reports
- Position Paper: Development of a Strategy to Enhance Human-Centred Design for Maintenance: An RAeS Human Factors: Engineering Sub-Group Project, October 2022.
https://www.raes-hfg.com/engineering-standing-group-hfge/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