Guide to Applying Human Factors Methods: Human Error and Accident Management in Safety-Critical Systems

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 14, 2004 - Computers - 347 pages
Human error plays a significant role in many accidents involving safety-critical systems, and it is now a standard requirement in both the US and Europe for Human Factors (HF) to be taken into account in system design and safety assessment. This book will be an essential guide for anyone who uses HF in their everyday work, providing them with consistent and ready-to-use procedures and methods that can be applied to real-life problems. The first part of the book looks at the theoretical framework, methods and techniques that the engineer or safety analyst needs to use when working on a HF-related project. The second part presents four case studies that show the reader how the above framework and guidelines work in practice. The case studies are based on real-life projects carried out by the author for a major European railway system, and in collaboration with international companies such as the International Civil Aviation Organisation, Volvo, Daimler-Chrysler and FIAT.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Elements of Human Machine Systems
9
Theories and Methods for HumanMachine Systems
48
Guidelines for the Application of HF Methods in HMS
105
Application of HERMES for the Design of HMI Systems Anticollision Warning in Automotive Environments
147
Application of HERMES in Training A Human Factors Course in the Aviation Domain
190
Application of HERMES for Safety Assessment The Safety Audit of a Large Railway Organisation
230
Application of HERMES for Accident Investigation The Case of a Thermoelectric Power Plant
293
Bibliography
332
Index
342
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