Thursday, 6 June 2013

An Interesting and Important Appointment

I am very pleased to see that Michael Gove has appointed an aviation safety expert to the panel of experts who will oversee Serious Case Reviews.

The press release says: “Nicholas Dann is Head of International Development at the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), the government body charged with the investigation of accidents and serious incidents to aircraft. He has over 10 years’ experience as a senior inspector of air accidents during which time he has investigated a wide range of accidents, both in the UK and overseas.”

I hope that he will bring a much welcome new focus, with more emphasis of the ‘why’ issues and a human factors perspective, which is essential to understanding, correcting and mitigating error in the workplace.