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Success in the face of uncertainty

SAF€RA is an ERA-NET project called Coordination of European Research on Industrial Safety towards Smart and Sustainable Growth funded by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme.

The project is being carried out by a group of researchers called The Resilience Success Consortium and addresses success rather than failure in developing support to organisations where safety, especially in relation to major hazards, is crucial in day to day operations.  It addresses the topics of resilience, improving management of safety and whether resilience concepts can be integrated into classical bow-tie approaches. The Dutch institute RIVM has an interest in scenario-based methods using their bow-tie structured accident analysis tool Storybuilder™. The bow-tie is a linear model with a focus on the negative, the already occurred accidents. Resilience modelling is a mirror of this in being proactive rather than reactive in the face of unanticipated scenarios. The research aims to unite the strong points of both sides, focusing on the mental models of people delivering success in handling uncertainty. 

This research is funded by the National Institute of Public Health and Environment (RIVM), the Netherlands, the Fondation pour une Culture de Sécurité Industrielle (FonCSI), France, and NCSR Demokritos, Greece.

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