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Document ID (ISN)104787
CIS number 06-492
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gordon R., Flin R., Mearns K.
Title Designing and evaluating a human factors investigation tool (HFIT) for accident analysis
Bibliographic information Mar. 2005, Vol.43, No.3, p.147-171. Illus. 38 ref.
Abstract In an attempt to improve the investigation of the human factors causes of accidents in the United Kingdom offshore industry, a Human Factors Investigation Tool (HFIT) was developed. It collects four types of human factors information: action errors occurring immediately prior to the incident; error recovery mechanisms, in the case of near misses; thought processes which lead to the action error; underlying causes. The tool was evaluated on the basis of an inter-rater reliability assessment, usability assessment, case studies and an established evaluation method. Although there is a need for further validation and analysis of HFIT using more realistic accident scenario exercises, it was found to be useful for the development of remedial actions, one of the main objectives of the tool.
Descriptors (primary) analysis of accident causes; human factors; offshore oil extraction; accident investigation; human failure
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous occurrences; United Kingdom; description of technique; evaluation of technique; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Accident investigation
Accident research