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Human factors and ergonomics

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.

Introduction to human factors

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.

More Topics

New Human Factors Delivery Guide

The Competent Authority (CA) has launched a new Delivery Guide for inspecting human factors at COMAH sites. The new framework clarifies key topics, introduces success criteria and brings scoring of visits for the first time.

Delivery Guide