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Human factors and ergonomics

Control Room

People are involved in all aspects of work, which is why HSE recognises the importance that human factors can play in helping avoid accidents and ill-health at work.

Key topics

We have taken a topic-focused approach to human factors. These topics have proven to be key issues based on research, consultation with industry & intermediaries, and our inspection experience.

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Human and organisational factors have contributed to the causes of several recent incidents

Incident reports