FRAMily 2018



The FRAM Sandbox Facility

Extending the capabilities of the FMV

There is an increasing interest in utilising the FRAM approach for the analysis of what exactly is going on in complex sociotechnical systems in practical high hazard environments. There are, for example, a number of ongoing projects at the moment in aviation, self-driving vehicles and, of course, on the challenges of the COVID 19 pandemic for healthcare responses. But as well as these practical applications there is an increasing interest from the academic community, in extending and developing further, the underpinning concepts, as shown in the recent review (below)

The 12th FRAMily meeting/workshop,June 11th - 13th 2018

Cardiff University , Wales

12th Workshop on the

Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM)

The 12th International Workshop on the Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) was hosted by Cardiff University ( ) on June 11-13, 2018 in Cardiff, UK. The workshop began with an optional half-day FRAM tutorial on June 11, and continued with two full days of meetings and discussions on June 12 & 13.

On the Thursday and Friday following the FRAMily meeting, an International Workshop on “Safety-II in Practice” took place at the same venue.

Aim of the workshop

The aim of these workshop, affectionately referred to as the FRAMily meetings, is to share experiences from research and practice using the FRAM for systems modelling, event and safety analyses, design, or similar applications. Users are encouraged to share their experiences ofstrengths and weaknesses of the method, and to provide ideas for further developments.


The workshops address the uses of the FRAM in a variety of fields.This one, like the previous workshops featured the FRAM in safety investigations, risk analyses, work studies, performance management, planning, and design in different industries as well as academia.

Thanks are due to the team at Cardiff University and the

Scientific Organising Committee

Erik Hollnagel

David Slater

Jeanette Hounsgaard

Pedro Ferreira

Local Organising Committee

David Slater

Nippin Anand

Phil Bowen

Alastair Ross

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