New papers sought for 2015 CHC Safety & Quality Summit
Nov. 6, 2014, Vancouver - The call is out for papers that will characterize the 2015 edition of the world's most influential helicopter-safety conference.
By Carey Fredericks
Industry and safety professionals interested in presenting at the CHC Safety & Quality Summit may now submit abstracts for the event. The 11th-annual summit will be held March 23-25 at the Westin Bayshore Resort in Vancouver. Last year's event drew more than 850 delegates from some 25 countries.
The CHC Safety & Quality Summit is hosted by CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd.
The 2015 summit will explore topics relevant to the theme "Integrated Safety Management Systems: Access All Areas" and how the principles and practices of the SMS can be effectively integrated into all areas and levels of an organization.
Most sessions during the three-day conference will be for 90 minutes, though some subjects may span one-half of or an entire day. Attendance at individual sessions typically numbers 50 or more people.
The submission form for papers is available at www.chcsafetyqualitysummit.com.
Confirmed speakers for the summit already include some of the industry's leading thinkers and practitioners; more names will be added shortly:
• Drs. Scott A. Shappell and Douglas A. Wiegmann, co-developers of the
Human Factors Analysis and Classification System, HFACS Inc.
• Dr. Steve Jarvis, co-founder Jarvis Bagshaw Ltd. PhD and MSc degrees in
aviation safety and human factors.
• Tony Kern, chief executive officer and founder of Convergent
• Dr. Graham Braithwaite, head, Department of Air Transport, Cranfield
• Dr. Bill Rankin, award winning safety specialist with experience in
maintenance error decision aid (MEDA), maintenance human factors
training, and ramp line operations safety assessment (Ramp LOSA).
Submissions should include proposed session titles, descriptions or outlines, objectives and audience benefits, presenter bibliographies, and contact details. Relevant topics may include:
• Integrity and Management
• Compliance Monitoring
• Technology and Safety Methods of Training
• Crisis Management
• Organizational Leadership and Viability
• Fatigue Risk Management
• Human Factors
• Risk Assessment and Hazard Management
• Human Error Management
• Flight Data Monitoring
• Organizational Causes of Accidents
• Sustaining and Improving Industry Safety
• Management System for Reducing Safety Risk and Business Risk
• Safety Management Tools
• Crew Resource Management
• Practical Tools
Please send all submissions to Barbara.Long@chc.ca