Safety culture has been extensively studied in various safety critical industries over the decades. An extensive literature review identified over 100 definitions of safety culture, safety climate and similar constructs. Very few tools and models used by the industry to measure/assess safety culture / climate focus on how risk is perceived, identified, analysed, assessed, mitigated and communicated within organisations.

In this webinar, the idea will be presented of introducing ‘risk culture’ as a new dimension of safety culture and focus on organisational risk behaviour based on the concept of ‘four states of man – risk ignorant, risk cavalier, risk averse and risk sensible’.

It will also be argued that in many organisations there is a gap between frontline operators (tactical risk managers) and executive management (strategic risk managers) in terms of risk perception, attitudes towards risk and their risk appetite and instead of quantitatively measuring safety culture, focusing on the risk scenarios the frontline operators face can be potentially very insightful.

The webinar will be presented by Cengiz TurkogluSenior Lecturer & Course Director MSc Airworthiness at the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing – Cranfield Safety & Accident Investigation Centre. After working in various roles in the commercial air transport industry, in 2008, Cengiz joined academia and also became a part-time IOSA auditor. Since then, he audited the Quality & Safety Management Systems of over twenty-five different airlines around the world. In 2015, Cengiz joined the Cranfield University and became the Course Director MSc Airworthiness in 2017 and the Quality Manager for SPO & Part M Approvals in 2019 for Cranfield’s NFLC Operation. Cengiz is currently the Vice Chairman of the UK Flight Safety Committee, VP Technical in International Federation of Airworthiness and represents IFA in EASA Collaborative Analysis Groups.

Register for the webinar here


Friday, 27th March 2020 at 1:00pm


Friday, 27th March 2020 at 2:00pm