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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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Event Risk Scoring - How risky was that incident?

Event Risk Scoring - How risky was that incident?

Edward Smith compares the pros and cons of two different approaches to event risk scoring - evaluating how close an event came to an accident, or the risk of the event re-occurring. ...

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Three lines of defence – safety assurance

Three lines of defence – safety assurance

James Jenkins looks at some lessons learned from adopting the three lines of defence framework for assurace of all types of risk within an organisation. ...

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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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