Safety incidents recur. Why? We aim to build fundamental insights into learning from failures by collecting data from a diverse panel of experts by means of a modified qualitative Delphi method.
  • DatesMarch 2023 to September 2023
  • SponsorRoyal Academy of Engineering
  • Funded£37,067

Safety incidents generate sets of recommendations. However, the implementation of these ‘lessons learned’ is often unsuccessful and the incident recurs. This project aims to better understand why this is the case by identifying those factors most likely to ensure safety in complex systems and which of these are most easily adopted. To build these fundamental insights into learning from failures in complex systems we will deploy a modified qualitative Delphi method in a series of online workshops, which will lead to a report for the Royal Academy of Engineering, our project sponsor.

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