Com­pa­ri­son of decis­i­on-making


Influen­cing Fac­tors from a Social Psy­cho­lo­gi­cal Per­spec­ti­ve and the Ques­ti­on of Tech­ni­cal Assis­tance during ski tou­ring acci­dents and ad-hoc poli­ce ope­ra­ti­ons

Both ski tours and poli­ce ad hoc ope­ra­ti­ons are usual­ly car­ri­ed out in groups and can lead to life-threa­tening situa­tions for tho­se invol­ved. While we expect fun and enjoy­ment during ski tours and basi­cal­ly plan a tour in advan­ce, poli­ce spe­cial teams do not know what to expect during such ad hoc ope­ra­ti­ons. Howe­ver, their trai­ning is high­ly stan­dar­di­zed and coor­di­na­ti­on must be pos­si­ble in a mat­ter of seconds. Both events have the pos­si­bi­li­ty of a life-threa­tening situa­ti­on in com­mon, which is why the opti­miza­ti­on of pro­ce­du­res or of safe­ty checks is of par­ti­cu­lar importance. In this paper, first results from ana­ly­ses of ski tou­ring acci­dents and poli­ce spe­cial ope­ra­ti­ons are com­pared from the sub­jec­ti­ve point of view of tho­se invol­ved. Simi­la­ri­ties and dif­fe­ren­ces, per­cep­ti­on errors, group dyna­mic aspects and the sub­jec­ti­ve per­cep­ti­on of risk are taken into account. Like­wi­se, pos­si­bi­li­ties from tech­ni­cal pro­cess safe­ty will be dis­cus­sed as to whe­ther and how they can con­tri­bu­te to impro­ved risk manage­ment.

Publi­ca­ti­on: Fach­ta­gung Kata­stro­phen­for­schung Mon­tan­uni­ver­si­tät Leo­ben 2023.

Aut­hors: Rena­te Ren­ner, Harald Rau­pen­strauch, Nico­la Lief­ten­eg­ger

Cont­act: Rena­te Ren­ner