Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA): Reflective Practice

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 right so they have the right balance between efficiency and thoroughness, and so they use appropriate tools and procedures to maximise their impact. SCTA is our forte and we have years of experience in conducting SCTA projects and helping organisations implement their own approaches.

We want our clients to establish SCTA practice that both the regulators and they are happy with, with less time, trouble and effort in getting these successfully established.

This paper was presented at Hazards30 2020. It reflects on SCTA practice, how we can make major and marginal gains, how we might balance the effiency-thoroughness trade-off, i.e. we want to be applying our efforts in the places where we will get most reward.

If you prefer a simpler introduction to SCTA you can do our free mini-course, but if you are familiar with SCTA you`ll be fine to dive straight in.

If you`re ready to acquire the skills, tools and knowledge behind this approach then get in touch - we have an ongoing training programme for this area.

Jamie Henderson

Dominic Furniss

Dominic Furniss (MSc, PhD) is a Human Factors consultant who has over 10 years of experience working across academia and industry.