Erik Hollnagel

Ph.D., Professor, Professor Emeritus

The chief motive of all human actions is the desire to avoid anxiety.

Ibn Hazm (994-1064)


If you are interested in finding out more about the FRAM, RAG, Resilience Engineering, Safety-I & Safety-II, Synesis or safety management in general, you are welcome to contact me for the following services:

  • Management and Board level introductions and tutorials.
  • Company/industry specific training courses (introductory to advanced) on FRAM, Resilience Engineering, safety thinking (Safety-I and Safety-II), the Resilience Assessment Grid (RAG), and safety practices, as well as other topics (see below).
  • Tailor-made consulting and expert advice on resilience engineering, safety management, functional modelling, and safety synthesis.
  • Targeted investigations and analyses (accidents, risks, resilience, design, Safety-II in practice).
  • Project collaboration. Please inquire about details.

I have many years of international experience in giving keynotes / lectures / tutorials, management presentations, conducting professional courses (1-5 days), and consulting to industry and public institutions. In addition to FRAM, RAG, Safety-II, and Resilience Engineering, my areas of expertise include human factors, accident investigation, risk assessment, safety audits, safety culture, and safety management in general.

A list of companies and organisations that I have worked with can be found here.

You are welcome to contact me by sending me an e-mail.

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