IOGP website – Human factors

Human Factors is the application of what we know about human capabilities and limitations in order to maximize overall system performance. By giving careful consideration to the interactions between humans and technological and organisational elements of a system it is possible to significantly increase the system’s productivity and reliability. Human Factors addresses the interaction of people with other people, with facilities and with management systems in the workplace. These factors have been shown to have an impact on human performance and safe operations. Human Factors provide practical solutions to reduce incidents while improving productivity. The publication describes areas where Human Factors has a key role, including: - Design of tools, equipment and user interfaces in a way that augments the user’s work performance - Human and organizational factors in risk assessments and emergency preparedness planning - Human behaviour and cognition in accident causation - Efficient decision making and teamwork in stressful or critical situations Human Factors aims to achieve outstanding performance by proactively identifying risks and improvement opportunities, promoting Safety Leadership and designing improvement strategies, applying best practice tools, and supporting implementation to business and operational functions.

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Makes reference to information about Human Factors, including: - National Oil and Gas Authorities - Oil and Gas Industry Associations - Human Factor Professional Societies - Human Factors in other industries (including aviation) - Literature


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