A METHOD FOR INVESTIGATING THE HUMAN FACTORS ASPECT OF CANADIAN FORCES AIR ACCIDENTS

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Authors
  1. Wright, H.L.
  2. Banks, R.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In the past, the Canadian Forces system of air accident investigation did not include a consistent or effective method for exploring human factors. A new approach has integrated three components: a detailed human factors framework; a computer interface and database; and an on-site human factors consultant. The framework will be employed as a laptop computer-based checklist for use by the investigating flight surgeon. It will also serve as a database for long-term research in human factors. A computerized taxonomy reduces many of the disadvantages posed by traditional "checklists" and has the advantage of being flexible, can interact with the user, and provides reporting templates. In addition to this investigation team on-site to further integrate human factors findings into the investigation process. The combination of detailed human factors framework and on-site consultant has been relied on in six major investigations. Formal validation has not been done, but subjectively it is clear that these changes have had a positive impact on the human factors investigation and have created a stronger base for review and analysis.
Keywords
HPAD (Human Performance Assessment Database)
Report Number
DCIEM-96-P-29 — Reprint
Date of publication
01 Sep 1996
Number of Pages
3
Reprinted from
Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal, vol 42, no 3, 1996, 3p
DSTKIM No
97-00213
CANDIS No
500392
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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