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A podcast about scary things and how to stop them happening.
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Episode 53 – Interlocks and Quintinshill
Jun 2 15
This episode discusses interlocks in general, and also the application of interlocks to train safety. Britain's worst rail disaster, Quintinshill, is used to illustrate a common pattern in blaming lack of human vigilance and slow adoption of technology for the same accidents.
Rated 5 out of
DisasterCast studies an analyses how accidents and happen, what causes them and how risks can be mitigated. I feel I have gained a lot of understanding of how a safety engineer works, and what they have to trade off to minimise the risk. I came to disaster cast via a link from the comp.risks Usenet group, so I have a lot of exposure to computer related risks, but this adds something new to my knowledge. My main criticism is that while Drew speaks clearly and makes the technical details easy to follow, often his guests are much harder to understand, and speak in jargon as if the audience where all experts already.
Date published: 2014-01-01