Safety-II is the new kid on the block in the safety and reliability world. But what is the hype about, and how does it help us to manage safety better? In this SaRS London Branch webinar, we give an introduction to the basic principles of Safety-II and the Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) as the most widely used Safety-II method. We describe the application of FRAM in the maritime and healthcare sectors. We reflect on how FRAM has helped us to understand safety through a systematic description of everyday work. Does Safety-II offer novel insights for safety management and is it here to stay, or is it a fashion that will soon be replaced by something else? We look forward to debating these issues with webinar participants.

Our Speakers:

Dr Laura Pickup C.ErgHF FCIEHF originally qualified as a chartered physiotherapist but has spent twenty years investigating human factors issues within transport industries and more recently healthcare. In the last 10 years she has focused on working for healthcare Trusts, with medical devices and addressing complex healthcare safety problems. Her work has focused on considering how systems may influence organisational performance, patient and staff safety. She joined the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) in 2019 as a national investigator.

Dr Riccardo Patriarca is a postdoctoral researcher and adjunct professor at Sapienza University of Rome. With a background in Aeronautical Engineering (BSc, MSc), and a PhD in Industrial and Management Engineering, his research focuses on resilience engineering for complex socio-technical systems.

Dr Mark Sujan C.ErgHF FSaRS is founder of Human Factors Everywhere, a small company dedicated to helping people adopt human-centred approaches for running a safe and secure business. He is a non-executive director of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) and leads the Digital Health & AI special interest group.

How to register

This SaRS London Branch event is now being presented as a Webinar due to the current Coronavirus restrictions.

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This event is open to both SaRS members and non-members.


Wednesday, 28th October 2020 at 5:00pm


Wednesday, 28th October 2020 at 6:45pm


Webinar only event