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Near Miss Management: Formative ideas for a book chapter

I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to contribute a chapter in a book about Near Miss Management. I’ll mainly...

Incident Investigation: Swimlanes & Sequentially Timed Events Plotting (STEP)

Lydea’s latest blog uncovers Swimlane diagrams as a powerful tool for incident investigation. Featuring a detailed case study on the...

CAPA Culture and systems: Organisational learning in pharmaceutical manufacture

At HRA, we have found that reporting culture isn't quite as healthy as we might hope, both in healthcare and...

SYSTEMS Critical Task Analysis (SCTA): A Case Study for Quality Improvement (QI)

This is our latest blog post on SYSTEMS Critical Task Analysis (SCTA) and how it can enhance Quality Improvement (QI)....

SCTA Workflow: Where the rubber hits the Human Factors Roadmap

Following her last blog, Lydea shows how the SCTA process can be used as a way to implement the HF...

Critical Competences: SCTA & risk-informed competence standards

Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA) is a well-established process in the UK onshore and offshore petrochemical and oil and gas...

SHERPA: Innovative Software for HFI in Defence (Part 1)

Mary Goode recently joined HRA to develop and manage our accounts in the Defence sector. Mary has worked in Defence...

In Praise of Positive PIFs (Performance Influencing Factors) in Human Factors Risk Assessments

Performance Influencing Factors (PIFs) are factors that can increase or decrease the likelihood of human error occurring. Negative PIFs increase...

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...

Applying Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA) to a hazardous task: 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...

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...

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