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John Spouge

John Spouge

John Spouge is a Senior Principal Consultant, specialising in risk assessment, based in DNV GL's London office. John started work in 1978 as an apprentice naval architect; graduated in Ship Science at Southampton University, and conducted research into ship safety for the National Maritime Institute. With the independent consultants Technica, and subsequently DNV (now part of DNV GL), he has analysed the risks of diverse activities, including offshore installations, petrochemical facilities, road and rail transport, airports, air traffic control centres, helicopters, ships, ports, waste disposal, food processing and public health issues.

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Rail passenger behaviour invites 'trap and drag' incidents

Rail passenger behaviour invites 'trap and drag' incidents

Richards Roels, one of DNV GL’s human factors specialists, looks at new research relating to 'trap and drag' incidents. The research shows that the vast majority of rail passengers ignore alarms and closing doors and still try to board. ...

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Spare Parts Optimisation - A Maintenance Modelling Approach Using MAROS

Spare Parts Optimisation - A Maintenance Modelling Approach Using MAROS

The availability of spare parts has a crucial role on the continuing operation of an asset. Lai Tran and Guy Cozon explain how spare part optimisation using RAM analysis and maintenance modelling can help achieve the required production availability.
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Risk criteria - how safe is safe enough?

Risk criteria - how safe is safe enough?

John Spouge introduces the subject of risk criteria. Why do they vary so much? How can an organisation decide which ones to use? ...

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