Gareth McGraw

Gareth McGraw, Principal Human Factor Specialist, Qantas

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.

Competency Based Training to Develop Non-Technical Skills

Competency based training has provided a robust framework to effectively develop Aircraft Maintenance Engineers/Technicians for the past few decades. However, how does that framework also effectively develop and assess Non-technical skills (NTS) already considered to be critical to safe operation within that domain? In discussing that question the presentation will review the merits of several NTS frameworks and look to see how they fit or could fit within current CBT philosophy.