Introducing the key topics
Human factors are environmental, organisational and job factors as well as human and individual characteristics which influence behaviour at work and can affect health and safety.
We have taken a topic-focused approach to human factors. Each of the topics below link to a topic-specific page where you can download briefing sheets, extracts from an inspectors toolkit and other useful resources.
These are not in priority order but they do reflect key topics for industry currently. The topics have proven to be the key issues based on research, consultation with industry and intermediaries, and inspection experience.
- Managing human failures
- Training and competence
- Organisational change
- Safety critical communications
- Human factors in design
- Fatigue and shiftwork
- Organisational culture
- Maintenance, inspection and testing