Best practices for writing SOPs (Part 1)

Best practice for writing an SOP

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

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.

Petroleum review: Keeping safe

People are an essential part of any safety critical industry. Safety depends on the performance of operational tasks, as well as maintenance, inspection and testing of automated systems. But what happens when things inevitably deviate from standard practice?

Safety assurance of autonomous intravenous medication management systems

The move towards increasingly automated and ultimately autonomous IV medication management systems might hold promise in reducing the IV medication error rate.  However, fully automated and autonomous systems that are able to learn without human intervention are relatively recent phenomena in healthcare, and significant questions remain.

Fatigue management during the Coronavirus outbreak


Fatigue management at Major Accident Hazard (MAH) sites has become a hot topic during the coronavirus pandemic. Due to illness and self-isolation, MAH sites are faced with the potential for significant reductions in their available pool of staff.

Management Models for Proactive Human Factors

Proactive Human Factors attends to vulnerabilities before incidents happen to reduce risks and improve protections for staff, processes and assets. However, it is not always obvious how to organise this.