Human factors information papers

The human factors information papers series is a long-term project which will progressively deliver information on human factors issues relevant to the offshore petroleum industry. It is designed to provide guidance about the contribution of human factors knowledge to risk minimisation within Australia’s objectives-based regime.

The series forms part of NOPSEMA’s approach to promote human factors understanding and capability within the offshore petroleum industry. It focuses on the ways in which organisational, individual, and job factors influence human reliability, and how responsible parties can minimise or optimise the effect of these factors, to assist in the reduction of risk to a level that is as low as reasonably practicable.

Structure of the series

This series takes a subject matter or topic-based approach. This approach allows for the development of information that is concise and focused on particular areas of interest.

Error risk management

Error risk can be addressed using the same basic frameworks and models as traditional risk management approaches, whereby error risk can be evaluated and controls implemented until the risk posed by error is as low as reasonably practicable.

IP1509 - Human factors - Human error risk reduction to ALARP - Rev 0 - September 2015 (PDF 456KB)

Error prevention and mitigation – performance-shaping factors

Performance-shaping factors can influence the likelihood of error, and can also influence the likelihood and success of error identification and recovery.

IP1041 - Human factors - Procedures and instructions - Rev 1 - November 2014 (PDF 338KB)

IP1040 - Human factors - Personnel resourcing - Rev 1 - November 2014 (PDF 363KB)

IP1038 - Human factors - Competency assurance - Rev 1 - November 2014 (PDF 503KB)

IP1508 - Human factors - Engineering and design - Rev 0 - September 2015 (PDF 552KB)

Continuous improvement

Continuous improvement in error risk management requires ongoing analysis, evaluation, and modification of performance-shaping factors.

IP1598 - Human factors in accident investigations - Rev 1 - May 2017 (PDF 275KB)

IP1506 - Human factors - Safety culture - Rev 0 - December 2014 (PDF 392KB)

IP1507 - Human factors - Perception surveys - Rev 0 - December 2014 (PDF 369KB)

IP1039 - Human factors - Change management - Rev 1 - November 2014 (PDF 358KB)

IP1704 - Human factors - Critical task analysis - Rev 0 - May 2017 (PDF 465KB)

IP1711 - Human factors - Complex decision making - Rev 0 - April 2018 (PDF 373KB)