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    Falling Dominos of Macondo:A Failure of Defence in Depth

    Professor Andrew Hopkins analyses the failure of the barriers that should have prevented the Macondo blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in this safety training video.


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    In examining why they failed, Hopkins looks at how independent the barriers were, or rather, how interdependent they actually are. The barriers behaved like falling dominos. Once one fell, the others followed. Understanding the nature of these barriers allows for a critical analysis of the system of defence in depth. In this safety training video, not only does Hopkins analyse why these failures contributed to multiple fatalities and a devastating environmental disaster, he deconstructs the plans put in place in response to the blowout.

    The program is relevant to process safety management.

    Available formats:

    • DVD
    • Elearning deliverable across your company intranet
    • Intranet licence
    • Corporate licence

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    Key learning outcomes:
    At the end of the workshop,participants will:

    • Be aware that defence in depth can only work if the barriers operate independently of each other
    • Understand what one must consider when developing response plans in the event of a blowout
    • Be aware that the organisational structure is what formed a basis for the choices made leading up to the Macondo Blowout
    • Be mindful of how a focus on commercial risk may contribute to failure of barriers.

    Package contents:

    • 26 minute safety training DVD featuring Professor Hopkins
    • CD with supporting material that includes PowerPoint presentations.

    Industries utilising Professor Andrew Hopkins’ training materials include: energy, mining, oil & gas, chemical companies, manufacturers, educational institutions, aviation, defence forces, councils, engineering, railways.

    Macondo Blowout: The Human and Organisatinal Causes

    Other DVD training by Professor Andrew Hopkins:
    Macondo Blowout: The Human and Organisational Causes
    Creating a Mindful Organisation
    Acting on Warning Signs (This is a revised and shortened version of the full-day workshop Creating a Mindful Organisation. The extensive Gretley Mine case study is not included.)
    Mindful Leadership with Reference to BP Texas City
    Mindful Leadership: Communication Skills
    Preventing Disaster: Learning from Longford

    Other training DVDs relevant to Process Safety & Risk Management:
    Climbers Attitude
    The Complete Auditor
    Power of Process Auditing
    Risk Maker Risk Taker
    Unclear and Present Danger: Situation Awareness at Every Level

    Process Safety & Risk Management Brochure

    Professor Hopkins’ Books
    Professor Hopkins' Book Order Form - Australia
    Professor Hopkins Book Order Form - International

    About Professor Andrew Hopkins




    Country of production: Australia  
    Duration: 26 minutes  
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