The research, which is part of the Energy Pipelines Co-operative Research Centre’s Research Program 4: Public Safety and Security of Supply, looks at how generational change within the gas pipeline industry is impacting on practices and professional identity related to public safety.
Professional staff play a key role in maintaining the pipeline industry’s excellent record regarding public safety. The imminent retirement of many key experts and changing employment practices and expectations of young people has emphasised the need to investigate this issue to ensure that awareness of public safety is not lost as new generations move into key positions.
This project addresses how young pipeliners are learning about their role in maintaining public safety, and how knowledge of safety can most effectively be shared.
To participate in the research, you can be part of a small group discussion or a one-on-one interview. Participation will involve speaking about issues such as mentoring, formal training, and the role of experience in building and sharing knowledge of public safety within the gas pipeline industry.Article continues below…
Participation involves a time commitment of around 60 minutes, and is voluntary and confidential.