The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands(CAACI) recently organized Human Factors training for the local Cayman aviation industry. The three, two day, training courses focused on human behavior and performance as it relates to the
aviation industry. The knowledge gained will enable the participants to understand the many elements that can influence individual performance within the work place, an essential element to enhancing the level of safety in an industry that relies on peak performance to ensure the safety of the travelling public.
Participants in the course included representatives from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands, the Cayman Islands Airports Authority, Cayman Airways, Cayman Islands Fire Service, Cayman Islands National Weather Service, the Mosquito Research and Control Unit and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. The training was delivered to over 55 attendees by Mrs. Elaine Parker, the Vice President of Operations of Beyond Risk Management, Ltd, and an internationally
acknowledged safety professional with over forty years of experience in various sectors of the aviation industry.
Elaine Parker said of the courses, ‘Everyone was interested in the material and motivated to determine how they could use it in the real world to make their work environments safer. That level of commitment always increases my desire to deliver the material and make it “click”. I am confident that those who attended will utilize the material in their day to day work, improving an already excellent system. Continuous improvement means setting the bar higher all the time; it was a tremendous privilege to work with such a diverse group of professionals.’
Alastair Robertson, Director of Air Navigation Regulation, who organized the training, said ‘I attended a similar course in Miami a couple of years ago and found it to be well presented, informative and thought provoking. I returned to Cayman with the idea that similar training would not only be of great value to the Cayman Islands aviation community as a whole but it would also meet international regulatory requirements. I am delighted that so many of the aviation community were able to take advantage of an opportunity not normally available on island and also by the positive feedback from its attendees’.
Deputy Director‐General (Administration) for the CAACI, Mrs. Nicoela McCoy remarked that ‘the course provided a foundation of knowledge and comprehension of the interactions of humans with each other and the systems (environment, equipment, conditions) with which they interact. Instructor Elaine Parker, who has many years’ experience in the aviation industry, did an excellent job in delivering the course materials to a mixed audience representing different sectors of the
industry and at varying hierarchical levels.’ She continued, ‘this training is applicable to any industry but is especially pertinent to aviation where the assurance of safety is so critical.
Via: Press Release