|Document ID (ISN)||104787|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Gordon R., Flin R., Mearns K.
||Designing and evaluating a human factors investigation tool (HFIT) for accident analysis
||Mar. 2005, Vol.43, No.3, p.147-171. Illus. 38 ref.
||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.
||analysis of accident causes; human factors; offshore oil extraction; accident investigation; human failure
||dangerous occurrences; United Kingdom; description of technique; evaluation of technique; reliability
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Petroleum and natural gas industry