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A multistage multinational triangulation approach to hazard identification in night-time offshore helicopter operations

Abstract

When visibility is poor offshore helicopter operations are prone to accidents. Given that a significant increase in night-time activities is predicted in the near future, this paper proposes a systemic approach to account for all the factors underlying such accidents. It presents the results of accident analysis and interviews of pilots from five different scenarios using cognitive task analysis, followed by rigorous application of Grounded Theory and Template Analysis to the narratives. The results are used to compile a comprehensive list of the factors that affect the ability of pilots to fly at night. These factors should form the basis for future data collection and safety interventions.
Authors:
Nascimento, Felipe A.C., E-mail: f.a.c.nascimento@imperial.ac.uk; [1]  Majumdar, Arnab; [1]  Ochieng, Washington Y., E-mail: w.ochieng@imperial.ac.uk; [2]  Jarvis, Steve R., E-mail: s.r.jarvis@cranfield.ac.uk [3] 
  1. Imperial College London, The Lloyd's Register Educational Trust Transport Risk Management Centre, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, South Kensington campus, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)
  2. Imperial College London, Centre for Transport Studies, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, South Kensington campus, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)
  3. Cranfield University, Cranfield Centre for Aviation Human Factors, Department of Air Transport, School of Engineering, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 2012
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Reliability Engineering and System Safety; Journal Volume: 108; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2012 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; ACCIDENTS; AVIATION PERSONNEL; HELICOPTERS; HUMAN FACTORS; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; SAFETY; VISIBILITY
OSTI ID:
22160801
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0951-8320; CODEN: RESSEP; Other: PII: S0951-8320(12)00131-7; TRN: GB13R3566115233
Availability:
Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2012.06.019
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 142-153
Announcement Date:
Nov 28, 2013

Citation Formats

Nascimento, Felipe A.C., E-mail: f.a.c.nascimento@imperial.ac.uk, Majumdar, Arnab, Ochieng, Washington Y., E-mail: w.ochieng@imperial.ac.uk, and Jarvis, Steve R., E-mail: s.r.jarvis@cranfield.ac.uk. A multistage multinational triangulation approach to hazard identification in night-time offshore helicopter operations. United Kingdom: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1016/J.RESS.2012.06.019.
Nascimento, Felipe A.C., E-mail: f.a.c.nascimento@imperial.ac.uk, Majumdar, Arnab, Ochieng, Washington Y., E-mail: w.ochieng@imperial.ac.uk, & Jarvis, Steve R., E-mail: s.r.jarvis@cranfield.ac.uk. A multistage multinational triangulation approach to hazard identification in night-time offshore helicopter operations. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/J.RESS.2012.06.019.
Nascimento, Felipe A.C., E-mail: f.a.c.nascimento@imperial.ac.uk, Majumdar, Arnab, Ochieng, Washington Y., E-mail: w.ochieng@imperial.ac.uk, and Jarvis, Steve R., E-mail: s.r.jarvis@cranfield.ac.uk. 2012. "A multistage multinational triangulation approach to hazard identification in night-time offshore helicopter operations." United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/J.RESS.2012.06.019. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/J.RESS.2012.06.019.
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title = {A multistage multinational triangulation approach to hazard identification in night-time offshore helicopter operations}
author = {Nascimento, Felipe A.C., E-mail: f.a.c.nascimento@imperial.ac.uk, Majumdar, Arnab, Ochieng, Washington Y., E-mail: w.ochieng@imperial.ac.uk, and Jarvis, Steve R., E-mail: s.r.jarvis@cranfield.ac.uk}
abstractNote = {When visibility is poor offshore helicopter operations are prone to accidents. Given that a significant increase in night-time activities is predicted in the near future, this paper proposes a systemic approach to account for all the factors underlying such accidents. It presents the results of accident analysis and interviews of pilots from five different scenarios using cognitive task analysis, followed by rigorous application of Grounded Theory and Template Analysis to the narratives. The results are used to compile a comprehensive list of the factors that affect the ability of pilots to fly at night. These factors should form the basis for future data collection and safety interventions.}
doi = {10.1016/J.RESS.2012.06.019}
journal = {Reliability Engineering and System Safety}
volume = {108}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {2012}
month = {Dec}
}