This topic covers human factors, and organisation and management. HSE’s long-term aim is to improve the safety performance of the UK offshore oil and gas industry through the application of behavioural science knowledge and techniques at the individual, organisational and job levels.
For further details see our strategy for human and organisational factors [PDF 46KB].
Managing human performance
HSE's microsite on human factors - providing information and guidance on a wide range of key topics, including competence, procedures, supervision, culture, organisational change and managing human failures. Also included are case studies, articles and incident reports.
Guidance for managing shiftwork and fatigue offshore [PDF 69KB]
(Offshore Information Sheet 7/2008) Advice on good practice approaches to shift working in the offshore industry. Intended for use with HSE's generic guidance on shift work, this document also provides specific advice relating to working practices in the UK offshore sector that fall outside the scope of the generic guidance.
Policy on working hours offshore
(Offshore Information Sheet 8/2008) Sets out some basic principles for setting a policy on working hours offshore.
Human and organisational factors in well control - NSOAF audit report
The North Sea Offshore Authorities Forum (NSOAF), of which HSE is a member, has recently completed a multi-national audit looking at how offshore operators and drilling contractors in the North Sea addressed human and organisational factors in their well control arrangements.