Macondo Blowout: The Human and Organisational Causes

PROFESSOR ANDREW HOPKINS IDENTIFIES BARRIERS THAT FAILED TO PREVENT THE DISASTER AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE HUMAN AND ORGANISATIONAL CAUSES OF THE BARRIER FAILURES IN THIS SAFETY TRAINING VIDEO.

In the Macondo Blowout: Human and Organisational Causes safety training DVD Hopkins analyses the organisational factors that contributed to poor engineering decisions made with all the judgments centered on commercial risk. Little consideration for major hazard risk was taken into account.

DVD Price: $1350.00*

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Formats Available: DVD, Intranet Licence, Corporate Licence.

Duration: 40 minutes

Available languages: 

  • Swedish - subtitled
  • German - Subtitled

April 20, 2016 - On the 6th Anniversary of Macondo, Volume 3 of the US Chemical Board report on the Macondo disaster has now been published.

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 Why was there no focus on major hazard risk on the Macondo? This is the question posed in the Macondo Blowout: The Human and Organisational Causes process safety training DVD. The distinction between process safety and personal safety that Hopkins makes, answers this question. It is important to understand the human and organisational causes discussed in this program so as to prevent such accidents from occurring.

The program is relevant to process safety management.

Key learning outcomes:

At the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand how organisational structure may contribute to poor engineering decision making
  • Be aware of major hazard risk indicators
  • Be aware that preoccupation with profit before safety comes at a cost
  • Learn from other incidents
  • Understand defence in depth
  • Be aware of the multi-causal nature of accidents.

Package contents:

  • 40 minute safety training DVD featuring Professor Hopkins
  • CD with supporting material that includes Facilitator notes, Participant Notes and PowerPoint presentations

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