Safety problems can be solved with innovative solutions. This means finding new ways of using knowledge and understanding that can be applied in practice. The resources of White Queen provide the unique experience of working 40 years at the leading edge of solving what were at the time unsolved novel safety problems.
Solutions were found for many difficult questions, often as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Example questions are shown below. Some ideas of the solutions can be found under Publications and a problem solving timeline on the About page.
Management of Major Hazards
How can one evaluate the safety management system of a chemical plant to determine if it has all measures necessary in place?
How might reduced manning affect the safety of a nuclear power plant?
Human Reliability and Behaviour Modelling
What human tasks and variables are needed for a quantified risk assessment of an offshore construction project?
How can scenarios be identified and modelled that include the human, management and technical components that cause train derailments?
How can the internal and external safety of a chemical installation be integrated into one risk model?
Can one compare occupational health risk with occupational safety risk and put health and safety into one model, helping to prioritise risk reduction measures?
How long does it take to evacuate a population in the event of the different possible chemical release scenarios generated by a risk assessment?
Occupational and major hazard accidents
How can a bowtie risk model be built from scratch using thousands of accident investigations when we do not know beforehand what types of hazard and causal information we will find?
Is there any relationship between causes of occupational and major hazard accidents?
What would be the effect of certain proposed regulatory measures on occupational accident occurrence?
How are uncertainties in operations with major hazards handled when standard procedures do not apply?
Can serious gaming be used to help people understand and improve resilience in managing uncertainties in high risk work situations?