Actualising a safe transport system through a human factors systems approach

Michael Graeme Lenne, Paul Matthew Salmon, Neville Anthony Stanton, Elizabeth Grey

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Abstract

Safe system strategies govern the approaches to road safety in many countries. This is the case for both road and rail safety in Australia. In this paper we take a complex segment of the road and rail system, rail level crossings, to demonstrate why the current approaches to safety in this area need to change. We argue that approaches that are more consistent with real systems thinking are required to generate the new interventions needed to reduce road trauma in this setting. In recognizing the need for new approaches the Victorian road and rail sponsors have partnered with Australian and UK Universities in an exciting four year initiative designed to change the paradigm in RLX safety. In this paper we outline the rationale for this change and describe the four phase analytical approach being used. It is hoped that this approach will help to actualise safe system strategies in ways that are more consistent with systems thinking and that significantly improve safety.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics - Applications and Services
Subtitle of host publication10th International Conference, EPCE 2013 Held as Part of HCI International 2013 Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013 Proceedings, Part II
EditorsDon Harris
Place of PublicationHeidelberg Germany
PublisherSpringer
Pages29-35
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783642393549
ISBN (Print)9783642393532
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics (EPCE) 2013 - Las Vegas, United States of America
Duration: 21 Jul 201326 Jul 2013
Conference number: 10th
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-39360-0 (Proceedings Part I)
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-39354-9 (Proceedings Part II)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
PublisherSpringer
Volume8020
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics (EPCE) 2013
Abbreviated titleEPCE 2013
CountryUnited States of America
CityLas Vegas
Period21/07/1326/07/13
OtherLNCS, volume 8019 and LNCS, volume 8020

PART I - LNCS, volume 8019
Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. Understanding Human Cognition
10th International Conference, EPCE 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part I

PART II - LNCS, volume 8020
Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. Applications and Services
10th International Conference, EPCE 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part II
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