GCU helps energy industry to learn lessons

21 May 2010

THE Caledonian Academy is working with major energy industry partners to avoid large scale incidents, such as the recent Gulf oil spill, which lead to major ecological disasters.

The Learning from Incidents study is part of a larger industry-academia action research project led by the Academy, with funding from the UK Energy Institute and Shell. It is an opportunity for the Caledonian Academy and the University to impact upon an important area, through the development and implementation of more effective learning approaches, grounded in state-of-the-art research.

Recently, team members Dane Lukic, a Caledonian Academy PhD Fellow and Dr Anoush Margaryan, Lecturer in Learning Technology visited the Shell Natural Gas Liquids Mossmorran Plant in Fife. Over the next 18 months, the team of researchers, led by Professor Allison Littlejohn, will work with partners at Shell in analysing, developing and implementing more effective approaches to organisational learning from health and safety incidents and near misses in the industrial workplace.