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Stories from 2010

Fatigue a contributor to health care worker death

An inquest investigating the 2008 death of a health care worker in rural Western Australia has found fatigue to be a contributing factor. Annemarie Sweeny, aged 20, died when her car hit a tree on the way home from a night shift at Narembeen Hospital. According to State Coroner, Alastair...Read more

SPE European Conference: 22-24 February 2011

The Society of Petroleum Engineers European Conference on Health, Safety & Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production will be held in Vienna, Austria. One of the largest events of its type, the conference is an opportunity for petroleum industry professionals to share knowledge and experience. Clockwork's Dr Paul...Read more

CAA Helicopter AOC SMS Workshop: 01 December 2010

The UK Civil Aviation Authority Helicopter AOC Safety Management Systems Workshop was held at Gatwick Airport. Nina McGrath, Clockwork's FRMS Operational Advisor, attended the event which looks to provide a forum for industry insiders to compare notes about setting up and maintaining a Safety Management System....Read more

LTG AGM and Poster Session: 10 December 2010

The LTG (formerly the London Toxicology Group) Annual General Meeting and Poster Session takes place in London. Clockwork researcher, Cassie Hilditch, will present a poster summarising Clockwork's project, conducted on behalf of the UK Department for Transport, to examine current Coronial practices with regard to requesting toxicology for road traffic...Read more

Cranfield University Driver Behaviour MSc: 24-28 January 2011

Clockwork's Dr Paul Jackson will be lecturing at Cranfield University's Cranfield campus as part of the university's MSc in Driver Behaviour. Dr Jackson will deliver the course's module on driver fatigue....Read more

Clockwork go to Brazil!

In November 2010 Clockwork Research were invited to deliver the JAA course 'An Introduction to Fatigue Risk Management Systems' to 20 representatives from ANAC (the National Civil Aviation Authority of Brazil). The 2-day course was held at ANAC's Rio de Janeiro training centre and was the first time the course has...Read more

Managing Fatigue in Transportation, Resources & Health: 21-24 March 2011

The 8th International Conference on Managing Fatigue in Transportation, Resources and Health takes place in Fremantle, Western Australia. Held biennially, this event aims to provide opportunity for 'cross-fertilization research findings' and has expanded from its original transportation focus to encompass other fields impacted by fatigue. The conference will be attended...Read more

European Safety Management Symposium: 28-29 September 2010

Hosted by Baines Simmons and the UK Flight Safety Committee, the Second European Safety Management Symposium was held at the RAF Museum, London. With a subtitle, 'the Cultural Approach to delivering a dynamic and productive SMS into the heart of your business', the gathering focused on effective methods for involving...Read more

Clockwork helps Midland Metro to industry safety award

Midlands-based light rail operator, Midland Metro, have received a High Commendation for Most Significant Safety Initiative at the 2010 UK Light Rail Awards. The award recognises their groundbreaking work with Clockwork Research in implementing the UK light rail industry's first Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS). The state-of-the-art system, based on...Read more

Unions unhappy with proposed FAA changes to flight and rest times

Unions representing US airline bodies have expressed dissatisfaction with proposed changes to Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) flight, duty and rest times, claiming that they are likely to increase fatigue amongst pilots. According to the unions, the new guidelines have not been given sufficient scientific consideration or evaluated by independent fatigue specialists. Unions have criticised...Read more