HF in Maintenance – Australian Perspective

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Gareth McGraw, Principal Human Factors Specialist, Qantas Airways

Gareth McGraw is a Human Factors specialist with over 30 years’ experience in both the civil and military aviation environments. Currently employed by a major Australian airline, he specialises in developing knowledge to enable an organisation to identify its Human Factors risks through the effective use of their Safety Management System’s processes.

He has previously been employed by Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority and not only has extensive knowledge of aviation regulatory requirements but also how to make regulatory compliance efforts actually work for a business. He is a qualified Aviation Maintenance Technician and has also worked as an Air Safety Investigator.

Maintenance HF in the Australasian Region

Maintenance Human Factors training in the Australasian region continues to be delivered to a varied degree of effectiveness. However many organisations truly believe in its value and are stepping up to the plate to ensure that time spent delivering HF training is time spent well.