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Technical Note 09

Human Factors Guide

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SUMMARY

This Technical Note has been prepared as a 'simple to use' guide to assist the awareness and implementation of the Human Factors in the design and operation of oil and gas facilities both onshore and offshore.

This Technical Note supports FABIG members by:

  • Providing a summary of the reasons for and benefits of carrying out Human Factors studies
  • Providing a quick reference source for key guides and standards that are available in the public domain
  • Providing guidance on the tools and methodologies used in Human Factors studies and how they might be incorporated into design and operations
  • Providing preliminary guidance on how to determine which of the Human Factors tools is the most appropriate to use under different circumstances
  • Describing the role of Human Factors studies within risk management and in enhancing of operability in the onshore and offshore process industries.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD

GLOSSARY OF HUMAN FACTORS TERMS

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. OBJECTIVE
  3. BENEFITS FROM THE APPLICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF HUMAN FACTORS
    1. General issues
      1. Introduction  
      2. Compliance with standards and expectations  
      3. Benefits to safety & health
      4. Benefits to operability
    2. Cost-Benefit Analysis
  4. APPLICATION OF HUMAN FACTORS STUDIES
  5. TOOLS AND METHODOLOGIES  
    1. Currently available tools and methodologies  
      1. Allocation of Function  
      2. Hierarchical Task Analysis (HTA)
      3. Human Error Analysis (HEA)  
      4. Human Reliability Analysis  
      5. Link Analysis
      6. Distributed Cognition
    2. Developing approaches  
    3. Integration of Human Factors tools and methodologies
    4. Further Sources of Information  
  1. Appendix A APPLICATION AND EFFECTS OF HUMAN FACTORS ON DEVELOPMENT STAKEHOLDERS THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT LIFECYCLE  
  2. Appendix B ADDITIONAL HUMAN FACTOR RELATED GUIDEWORDS TO BE USED IN HAZOP/HAZID TYPE REVIEWS
  3. Appendix C HUMAN FACTOR BENEFITS AND EXAMPLE MEASURES
  4. Appendix D BIBLIOGRAPHY OF REFERENCES AND STANDARDS
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Published in: 2006
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