12 questions to ask in an investigation – getting behind the label of ‘human error’
This article highlights some common misconceptions about fatigue and sleep. Fatigue can lead to poor performance on tasks which require attention, decision-making or high levels of skill.
What is human factors? Do you have difficulty explaining the topic to others? And what value does human factors add? This article examines the factors that might influence a control room operator’s behaviour (Homer Simpson) and how we might improve his human reliability.
These ‘Performance Influencing Factors’ are key to optimising human performance. The post provides a definition of human factors: “making it easy for Homer to do the right thing”.
I find these ten facts about human failure a great way to engage delegates on human factors training courses.
This post also discusses Performance Influencing Factors, the things that make human failures more or less likely.