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Document ID (ISN)55003
CIS number 90-2100
ISBN(s) 0-85-356332-2
Year 1990
Convention or series no. SRD/HSE/R 510
Author(s) Brazendale J.
Safety and Reliability Directorate
Title Human error in risk assessment
Bibliographic information United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Wigshaw Lane, Culcheth, Warrington WA3 4NE, United Kingdom, Feb. 1990. 68p. Illus. Bibl. Price: GBP 6.00.
Abstract This report describes and comments on the nature of human error and methods for predicting the risk from human error as part of a risk analysis study. Progress in quantification techniques is also reviewed in the light of current methodology. Details are given of an accident and human error classification scheme (TAXAC) which focuses on the interactions of human activities in an organisational setting. Guidance notes are provided for the use of the scheme, along with examples of its application.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; human failure; major hazards; theoretical analysis
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; psychology of accidents; human factors; classification systems; causes of accidents; mathematical models; safety analysis
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Risk evaluation