Information Management in Cabs

Brendan Richard Botha

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis (University Course)


Hazardous condition in the mining industry can be prevented by analysing human behaviour and lessons learned from the aviation industry. One being, the devastating consequences in the event of an accident or incident occurring. The eventuality for the incident or accident occurring is noticeably reduced in case where the risk can be efficiently diagnosed. Through this lens, flight safety has been successfully improving for decades. Many of the valuable safety lessons learned by aviation are also applicable to mining. One reason for this transferability is the similarities between the two professions, i.e. the nature of the work, its dependence on technological innovations; long periods of technical training required, and need for staff to work in teams and within national, organisational, and professional cultures. Aviation lessons which are likely to produce effective improvements in mining are those which relate to the fallibility of being human. In several studies it is widely accepted that human error is the main reason for up to 80% of all incidents and accidents in complex high-risk systems that exist in the aviation, petrochemical, healthcare, construction, mining, and nuclear power industries (Garrett, J. and Teizer, J, 2009).
Translated title of the contributionInformation Management in Cabs
Original languageEnglish
  • Moser, Peter, Supervisor (internal)
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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