Adopting the principles of ‘Crew Resource Management’ to the offshore drilling industry

Ahern, Dan (2008). Adopting the principles of ‘Crew Resource Management’ to the offshore drilling industry Master's Thesis, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, The University of Queensland.

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Author Ahern, Dan
Thesis Title Adopting the principles of ‘Crew Resource Management’ to the offshore drilling industry
School, Centre or Institute Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2008
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Supervisor Associate Professor Tim Horberry
Associate Professor Andrew Morrell
Total pages 77
Total colour pages 5
Total black and white pages 72
Language eng
Subjects 091499 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified
Abstract/Summary This report recommends a strategy for the introduction of aviation style Crew Resource Management (CRM) to the offshore drilling industry. The purpose of this study was to investigate ways CRM could be applied to the offshore drilling industry as a means of mitigating the risks of human error, and in particular risks to health and safety. Research has been conducted in accordance with accepted social science research methodologies. Key processes involved a formal literature review plus the formation of a Nominal Reference Group and application of the Delphi Technique as the primary data gathering method. Case studies have been used throughout this report to provide examples of key points and to illustrate the need for effective management of human error in both the aviation and drilling industries. Results from this study provided the basis for the development of a preferred implementation plan as a practical means for adopting the principles of CRM to the offshore drilling industry. Recommendations for furthering this work include the need to benchmark training as a means of providing better evidence that CRM leads to improved safety and operational performance, the need to develop a business plan to justify the cost and effort, the need to further involve key stakeholders in the process, and they need to solicit endorsement for this project from influential industry bodies.
Keyword Crew Resource Management
Human Error
Human factors
Delphi Technique
Oil and petroleum
Additional Notes Colour Pages 67-69, 73, 76; Landscape Pages 73-77

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