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Systems-based accident analysis in the led outdoor activity domain : application and evaluation of a risk management framework

By P. Salmon, A. Williamson, M. Lenne, E. Mitsopoulos-Rubens and C.M. Rudin-Brown

Abstract

Safety-compromising accidents occur regularly in the led outdoor activity domain. Formal accident analysis is an accepted means of understanding such events and improving safety. Despite this, there remains no universally accepted framework for collecting and analysing accident data in the led outdoor activity domain. This article presents an application of Rasmussen's risk management framework to the analysis of the Lyme Bay sea canoeing incident. This involved the development of an Accimap, the outputs of which were used to evaluate seven predictions made by the framework. The Accimap output was also compared to an analysis using an existing model from the led outdoor activity domain. In conclusion, the Accimap output was found to be more comprehensive and supported all seven of the risk management framework's predictions, suggesting that it shows promise as a theoretically underpinned approach for analysing, and learning from, accidents in the led outdoor activity domain

Topics: 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, accident analysis; Accimap; human factors; outdoor activity; risk management
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1080/00140139.2010.489966
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:37291
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