In this assessment task students will investigate the literature relating to one of the theoretical accident models and prepare a position paper.
You will select one accident model from the following list:
· Heinrich’s Domino Theory
· Haddon Matrix
· Reason System of Safety Management Model
· Time Sequence Model
· Extended Energy Damage Model
Explore the literature and discuss the theoretical underpinnings of the chosen model and its expected validity today given the issues you identified in Assessment Task 2 and others such as:
a. Complexity of the model and its fit with the natural complexity of society, technology, work and human endeavour
b. Its effectiveness in addressing failures in:
iii. Human factors
iv. Social and organisational networks, including management, supervision
v. Education & Training
c. The model's guidance on:
i. Establishing and validating corrective and remedial actions
ii. Learning from failure
iii. Risk minimisation
Your position paper should be limited to 2000 words maximum and be supported by relevant citations (minimum of 10) from the literature.
The grade for this Assessment task accounts for 20% of the total assessment for this course.