Energy Sector organisations have invested in a range of initiatives to improve health and safety through learning from incidents (LFI).
Two main problems limit the impact of these initiatives:
The LFI-Engage project aimed to explore how the effectiveness of LFI in organisations can be improved by addressing these two problems through applied research. The LFI-Engage project extends the research of the LFI PhD project funded by the Energy Institute and Shell.
The project makes use of the LFI Framework and the LFI Cycle developed empirically within the PhD project. It extends this work by investigating the skillset and behaviours of frontline managers/supervisors during the sense-making phase of the LFI Cycle (Figure 1) and by creating a tool (LFI-Engage Toolkit) based on the outcomes of research that will help frontline managers to implement effective LFI sense-making in their workplace.
Figure 1. The LFI Cycle illustrating the scope of LFI-Engage