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Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) Workshop with Erik Hollnagel

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A Practical Introduction to the Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) with Professor Erik Hollnagel Course Assistant: Jeffery Lyth

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Objective

The objective of this course is to introduce the Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM). The FRAM is a method which can be used to analyze and build a model of how complex socio-technical systems function. A FRAM model can be the basis for accident investigation, performance improvement, safety management, and system design.

Prerequisites

Some practical experience with work analysis and work management in industrial settings. Basic knowledge about Safety Management and Human Factors and/or Resilience Engineering will be an advantage. Practical experience with event analysis or safety management is not a requirement but may be useful.

Course Description

The safe and efficient functioning of today’s industrialized societies arises from a non-trivial network of complex socio-technical systems where performance depends on tightly coupled social and technical factors. It is vital to be able to analyze and understand these systems in order to prevent accidents, to recover from disruptions or disturbances, to manage changes, and to make use of opportunities. Most analysis methods are structural and based on linear cause-effect relations among sub-systems and components. The experiences from many different domains is, however, that such methods are unable to account for the non-linear dynamics and dependencies that characterize today’s socio-technical systems. The FRAM has been developed within the Resilience Engineering framework as a practical approach to build models of how complex socio-technical systems function and to use these models for both reactive and proactive analyses.

Participants are expected to bring examples from their practice of systems, issues or activities that they would like to understand better. The course will be a help to start an analysis and develop an initial FRAM model.

Course Contents

This is a two-day non-residential course.

Day 1: Introduction to Safety-I and Safety-II

Introduction to the FRAM and the FRAM Model Visualizer (FMV)

Practice in how to use the method and the FMV (prepared examples).

Group exercises and discussion.

Day 2: Beginning to build a FRAM model for own examples (see above).

How to complete the model.

How to plan a FRAM analysis and how to use the resulting model.

Group exercises and discussion.

Target Group

Professionals who are working with work and safety management in different industries (for instance process industries, energy, transportation, production, construction and health care).

Outcome

After the course, the participants will have a good understanding of the FRAM, and of how to apply a Safety-II perspective in practice. They will have practical experience with the method, and how it can be used it in their own work.

Course Material

Lectures in pdf format will be provided, as well as a FRAM handbook and the FRAM Model Visualizer (FMV) software.

Recommended literature:

Hollnagel, E. FRAM: The Functional Resonance Analysis Method for modelling complex socio-technical systems. (Ashgate.)

Hollnagel, E. Safety-I and Safety-II. The past and future of safety management. (Ashgate.) 

Facilitator

Erik Hollnagel is Senior professor of Patient Safety at Jönköping University (Sweden), Adjunct Professor, Central Queensland University (Australia), Visiting Professorial Fellow, Macquarie University (Australia), and Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Technische Universität München (Germany). He has also been professor at the University of Linköping (Sweden), Ecole des Mines de Paris (France), and University of Southern Denmark. Erik has throughout his career worked at universities, research centres, and with industries in many countries and with problems from a variety of domains including nuclear power generation, aerospace and aviation, software engineering, land-based and maritime transportation, industrial production, and healthcare. He has published widely and is the author/editor of 24 books, including five books on resilience engineering, as well as a large number of papers and book chapters. Erik has been President of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (1994 – 2000) as well as co-founder and past President of the Resilience Engineering Association.

The maximum number of participants is 30.

Course fee

CND $1,000.00 plus fees and taxes. This includes two lunches, coffee breaks, and all course materials.

If the event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, ticket purchasers will be refunded their amount paid less any non-recoverable fees, taxes, and deposits.

Course participants are responsible for their own hotel reservations and transport to workshop location

Questions regarding the course could be addressed to Jeff Lyth at jeff@qspleadership.com

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