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