Confidential observations of rail safety (CORS): An adaptation of line operations safety audit (LOSA)

Allison McDonald, Brett Garrigan, Lisette Kanse

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Abstract

Line Operations Safety Audit (LOSA) is a proactive safety management tool, developed for and used in aviation to collect data on threats and errors occurring during everyday operations, and how these are managed. The present research demonstrates that LOSA is readily adaptable for use in the rail industry; however, the transfer required a number of modifications. An outline is given of some key aspects of the Confidential Observations of Rail Safety (CORS) development process, including: design of observation materials; marketing the program to unions and drivers; selection and training of observers; ethical considerations; and issues surrounding legal and safety accountability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultimodal Safety Management and Human Factors: Crossing the Borders of Medical, Aviation, Road and Rail Industries
EditorsJosé Anca
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherAshgate Publishing Limited
Chapter16
Pages179-187
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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