The term Resilience Engineering is used to represent a new way of thinking about safety.
Whereas conventional risk management approaches are based on hindsight and emphasise error tabulation and calculation of failure probabilities, Resilience Engineering looks for ways to enhance the ability at all levels of organisations to create processes that are robust yet flexible, to monitor and revise risk models, and to use resources proactively in the face of disruptions or ongoing production and economic pressures.
The Resilience Engineering Association
The Resilience Engineering Association (REA) is founded to develop a community of practitioners and users of Resilience Engineering.
The REA is a network organisation supported by members all over the world representing several communities: business, academics, consultant and diverse groups of professionals. The REA is governed by the REA Council.
To create ways to share experience and learning, such as:
- summer schools and industry partnerships
- conferences and workshops
- books and papers
- the young talents program.
To create a sense of identity:
- a collegial community of practitioners and users
- a confederation of industrial partnerships
- opportunities to speak with a common voice in professional and industrial settings.
To promote a shared understanding of what resilience engineering means:
- debate and discussion
- examples of applications in diverse ways and fields,
- point and counterpoint.
For more information on our association, visit our website: www.resilience-engineering-association.org/about-rea/ .