In the heart-pounding world of Formula 1, the phrase “life on the limit” once carried a chilling connotation. Formula 1’s early years were fraught with danger, prompting a paradigm shift from accepting risks to drivers, stewards and the crowds, to embracing system changes and safety enhancements.
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In any organisation, SOPs play an integral role in optimising operational efficiency and minimising human error. Here are our recommendations for best 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 do a lot of Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA) at HRA. The company is steeped in its history as David Embrey, MD, published some of the foundational ideas on SHERPA in the early 1980`s, and some of our consultants have been working for decades on applying and developing the methods.
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?
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 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.
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.
With it being pancake day in the UK (everyone makes pancakes on Shrove Tuesday), I thought I would write about them.