Chapter 6

Human factors in risk management

R. Scaife

Abstract

Managing risk through human factors can take many forms; managing the risks associated with equipment that is not designed with the user in mind; managing the risk that an operator or maintainer will perform in a way that was not anticipated; managing the risk that changes made to the organization at the micro- or macro-level will impact on the performance of individuals or the organization as a whole. This chapter seeks to outline some of the risks that can be effectively managed by applying human factors knowledge, tools, and techniques. The overlap with other systems engineering tools and techniques (e.g., Hazard and Operability studies and Failure Modes Effects Analysis) is also ...

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