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Navigating the Human Factors Roadmap: Part 1

In this blog series, Lydea describes the steps of the HF Roadmap and how the SCTA process aligns with the...

Organisational learning – how mature is your organisation?

Following his last blog on safety culture in healthcare, Steve describes the traits of a healthy reporting culture, its impact...

Best practices for procedure writing (Part 2)

My intention in this blog post is to add an extra layer of reflection. Some of this will be a...

Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA): A former Offshore Inspector’s perspective

I’ve noticed several recent posts claiming that for companies in the UK Oil & Gas sectors "there is a regulatory...

Human Factors SCTA & Risk Management: A look at indoor rope climbing 

Recently, I started taking on indoor rope climbing. Having been on both ends of the rope, I was curious about...

Introduction to Human Factors SYSTEMS Critical Task Analysis (SCTA): Going beyond safety

In a world where efficiency, productivity, and excellence are paramount, organisations are constantly seeking methods to optimise their processes, streamline...

A System Safety Revolution: Drawing Parallels Between Formula 1 and Human Factors

In the heart-pounding world of Formula 1, the phrase "life on the limit" once carried a chilling connotation. Formula 1's...

Safety culture?  What’s the point? 

"Safety culture" is something that many will have heard of.  But what is safety culture?  Is it important for actual safety outcomes...

Unlocking success: From errors in documentation to Human Performance innovation

If you have more document errors than you want, read our blog to find out how you can unlock success,...

Best practices for writing SOPs (Part 1)

In any organisation, SOPs play an integral role in optimising operational efficiency and minimising human error. Here are our recommendations...

Communication, Technology and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR)

There was a big refereeing error in the match between Tottenham and Liverpool and Liverpool at the weekend (1st October)....

Top 5 takeaways from doing HTAs

Having participated as a facilitator in our in-house Human Factors Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA) course, as well as taking...

Human Error: Errordinary to the Extraordinary!

The same psychological mechanisms that underly errors in our ordinary, everyday life are also at play in the most extraordinary...

What makes human factors critical task reviews (HFCTR) flourish or stall?

The Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) regulations, governing UK process plants, requires the use of Human Reliability Analysis techniques...

Beyond human error: Non-destructive testing (NDT) and ultrasonic testing (UT)

UT thickness scanning is a technique which is used extensively in the Oil and Gas (O&G) Industry to examine the...

The need for human factors awareness training in the oil and gas industry

I recently transitioned from my role as an Inspection Engineer in the Oil and Gas (O&G) Industry, after completing an...

Human Reliability resolutions for the New Year

But before panic sets in... the book promises to tackle the feeling of not having enough time, to argue against...

Festive failures

Holidays are coming, Holidays are coming… … not long now! But before we relax too much, there’s chance to have a fun...

Human factors safety critical task analysis (SCTA): Work-as-imagined, work-as-done, work-as-x

An important element to any real world human reliability assessment is to be aware of different perspectives of work, their...

Safety critical task analysis (SCTA): Reflective practice

There are different ways of organising Human Factors Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA). This is important for organisations to get...

The safety critical task analysis (SCTA) facilitator course

This is the course for people who wish to facilitate Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA) projects and sessions. Whether you’re...

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