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The SHELL Model

Captains Alex and Dave give a short introduction to the SHELL Human Factors model
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And now for a small dose of theory…

  • We have chosen the SHEL(L) Model as our visualisation tool to highlight key human factors principles during critical transfers.
  • This framework, often used during aviation safety investigations, studies the interactions between individuals, the systems in which they function and the environment that influences the individuals’ activities.
  • The uneven border of each component in the logo highlights the complexity and delicate nature of every interaction.
Crucially, a mismatch between us at the centre (L) and the other components can lead to human error.
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