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