Close Calls: Managing Risk and Resilience in Airline Flight Safety by C. Macrae

Close Calls: Managing Risk and Resilience in Airline Flight Safety

byC. Macrae

Hardcover | March 6, 2014

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From operating theatres to trading floors, and from oil platforms to airline cockpits, organizations are engaged in a continuous struggle for safety and control. It has become essential for organizations to identify, understand and learn from close calls and 'near-miss' events quickly, before minor errors and failures can enlarge into catastrophic accidents. This book is about the practical work that transforms moments of risk into sources of resilience. It specifically examines the world of airline flight safety investigators, whose job it is to oversee one of the most technologically advanced, one of the safest, but also one of the least forgiving operational environments that exist: commercial air transport. Drawing on extensive first-hand observations and unique access to major airlines, Close Calls presents a compelling and richly detailed account of the challenges faced by these modern risk managers and the innovative strategies they adopt to analyse risk and improve safety. It is a must-read for all those who seek to understand and improve the oversight, analysis and management of risk and safety in complex organizations.

About The Author

Carl Macrae is a social psychologist, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality at Imperial College London, UK, and a Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow.

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Title:Close Calls: Managing Risk and Resilience in Airline Flight SafetyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:March 6, 2014Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230220843

ISBN - 13:9780230220843

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Table of Contents

1. Searching for Risk and Resilience
2. Airlines, Incidents and Investigators
3. Understanding and Interpreting Safety
4. Analysing and Assessing Risk
5. Overseeing and Monitoring Safety
6. Identifying and Constructing Risks
7. Improving and Evaluating Safety
8. Organising Resilience