Our transport systems and the organisations within them are becoming increasingly fragmented, integrated, international and complex. Safety and security are increasingly viewed as properties emerging from interactions among the many social and technical components of transport systems. Modern management of transport safety and security demands a systems approach to help us understand these interactions.
Systems and Culture researches the models, measures and tools needed to understand and manage safety and security in today’s complex transport systems. Through the joint development of a system’s people, culture, goals, procedures, infrastructure and technology, we aim to learn how to improve the management of safety, health, security, productivity and related outcomes – within and among organisations of all sizes and in all transport sectors.
We have four focus areas:
- Safety and security culture
- Management and regulation of safety and security
- Design and analysis of system safety and security
- Inter-organisational safety and security