Human Factors – Communication

Communication is fundamental to working efficiently and safety. It seems straightforward to expect a high level of skill and effectiveness for teams working in high hazard contexts such as chemical processing and storage facilities. But when we take a closer look we find that problems [...]

Learning from aviation research and development

When things go wrong in aviation the consequences are usually severe and because of this the industry has long been at the forefront of safety research and development. Not only have aircraft become increasingly reliable, but advancements in the understanding of human performance have also [...]

By |2021-05-12T12:08:51+01:0012th May 2021|human factors|0 Comments

Human Factors – Managing fatigue in 24/7 operations

Many high-hazard industries require 24/7 operations. Complex site processes need to run continuously and this necessitates long hours of shift work. This also means the potential for human fatigue needs to be considered as a risk factor. Fatigue is acknowledged to be a significant safety [...]

By |2021-03-30T11:57:51+01:0030th March 2021|human factors|0 Comments
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