Risk Culture Workshops

Many thanks for your interest in joining me in one of my online workshops on risk culture in commercial air transport.
You can register by using this link.
If you have any doubts, you can either read or watch the short video below about why you should participate, what I am trying to achieve and how you will contribute.

I’m Cengiz Turkoglu, a lecturer @ Cranfield Safety and Accident Investigation Centre and I am involved in organisations working on improving flight safety such as UK Flight Safety Committee and International Federation of Airworthiness. More information about me is available here but here I would like to provide clarification to some of the questions you may have and hopefully I can convince you to register.

Firstly, why should you consider joining my workshops?

You should come and join me because your experience matters. During the workshops you will not only hear the experiences of some of your colleagues who provided responses to my risk culture surveys in the past and shared their experiences about the risk scenarios they faced and the decisions they made but more importantly you will have the opportunity to share your experience as well; hence I am calling these online sessions workshops rather than webinars.

Secondly, what am I trying to achieve?

I have been conducting research on the topic of ‘Risk Culture in Commercial Air Transport’ for the last few years. What I am particularly interested in the risks frontline operators face on a day to day basis and how you make risk tolerability decisions. In other words the risks you accept or tolerate and the risks you find intolerable and either stop operation or mitigate before operating. Rather than focusing on the individuals I am more interested in the organisational and external factors that drive or encourage frontline operators to accept a certain level of risk. Also, I would like to know if you observed any excessive / unnecessary risk taking by your colleagues or management. My aim is to get the key decision makers in the industry (the senior managers in airlines or regulatory authorities and other stakeholders) to empathise with you the frontline operators. Because I believe by common understanding of the risks in operational environment, we can get the leadership in organisations to make informed decisions in order to mitigate those risks more effectively.

Finally, how am I going to collect data from you and should you be concerned about your participation?

The data will be collected anonymously by using an online polling tool unless you choose to provide any personal information and I can assure you, any personal details you may provide will be kept confidential as part of this academic study. I have been conducting IOSA audits for the last 12 years and I am also involved in the UK Flight Safety Committee and several other working groups and forums aiming to improve flight safety. So, I completely understand the confidentiality issues and the importance of protecting safety sensitive information Additionally, to register, all you need is an email address so that I can send you the joining instructions and also control the number of participants at each session.

I hope I convinced you to register to attend one of the sessions next week but if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Before I finish, one more reason to join.

In these unprecedented times, most of us are stuck at home, I have nothing but respect to all those people working in healthcare risking their own lives to keep patients alive. I also pay tribute to many other people continuing to work in order to protect the most vulnerable in society. So for every participant to next week’s workshop, I will make a donation of £10 to NHS and UNICEF. So please spread the word amongst your colleagues and spare an hour to share your experience.

I look forward to seeing you in one of the sessions next week.

Thank you.