Human Factors

Human factor assessment is a key area in identifying potential hazards which may be instigated by human errors.

Human Factors

 

Human factors is a multidisciplinary field incorporating contributions from psychology, engineering, biomechanics, mechanobiology, industrial design, graphic design, statistics, operations research and anthropometry.

Human factor assessment is a key area in identifying potential hazards which may be instigated by human errors. Our Human Factors experts are able to conduct relevant studies in identifying the potential hazards and probabilities or error and thus provide recommendations and guidance in reducing the probability of human errors.

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FAQ’s 

 

What sort of analyses are conducted for Human Factor studies?

Human Factors studies can consist of any of the following analyses:

– Workload analyses,

– Scenario analyses,

– Human Reliability Assessments

– Human HAZIDs

– Function and task analyses

– Situation analysis

– Many more.

What inputs are required by FSES in order to conduct the Human Factors study?

As a minimum the following information would be required in order to conduct the analysis:

– Working Schedules

– Employee Competency records

– Working manuals

Based on the project requirements, additional information may be required, which will be highlighted within the Terms of Reference (ToR)

What is the expected output of the Human Factors study?

Depending on the type of analysis required, on award of the study FSES will issue a project ToR, which will highlight the assumptions that shall be made in the study, along with data sources that will be utilised as well as any further information required from the client. If a workshop is required, details of the workshop will be provided.

Upon acceptance of the assumptions and data sources, FSES will prepare a study report describing the the scope of work, a detailed methodology, the results of the analysis and any recommendations based on the results in order to improve the operational excellence as a result of human work.

 


Why FSES?  

 

FSES are a globally renowned provider of safety studies with significant experiences in Human Factor analyses along with extensive knowledge of the relevant standards and guidelines related to Human Factors. For more information, or to discuss your needs for conducting a Human Factor studies, contact us using the form below or email [email protected] .

Our Services at FSES

Compliance to the international Standards such as IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 are imperative to meeting the Functional Safety requirements for many processes and have formed part of the quality management systems of many companies. Provision of Functional Safety Services in line with the Phases and Activities detailed in the Safety Life-cycle is an area in which our consultants are able to demonstrated experience and expertise.

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HAZID and HAZOP Studies

FSES can provide Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and HAZard and OPerability (HAZOP) study chairpersons. Our expert PHA facilitators hold certification in conducing HAZOP, HAZAN and CHAZOP.


Functional Safety Training

FSES provide various Functional Training services for all of specific parts of IEC 61508 and its sector derivatives


Consequence Modelling

Discharge and Dispersion is often required to evaluate the consequence of identified hazardous events.


Design Engineering

Functional safety activities are most effective by integration into a well-established and proven quality management system.


Building Risk Assessment

Building Risk Assessment (BRA) is a tool used to assess the risks to people in occupied buildings in the facility.


Escape, Evacuation and Rescue Analysis

Escape, Evacuation and Rescue Analysis ensures that the design of a facility is such that the risk to personnel is kept to within the ALARP region.


Functional Safety Assessment

Independent Management of Functional Safety Assessments, Audits & Support.


Functional Safety Lifecycle and Management

Functional Safety Lifecycle and Management is a key requirement demonstrating how Functional Safety is to be implemented and achieved.


Human Factors

Human factor assessment is a key area in identifying potential hazards which may be instigated by human errors.


Legacy Systems

Legacy Systems Review and Compliance.


Prior Use

Prior Use Assessment.


Proof Testing Procedures

Proof Testing is one of the main requirements to ensure that Functional Safety is maintained throughout the operational phase.


Operation and Maintenance

FSES can carry out review studies and provide consultancy to ensure Functional Safety requirements are maintained during Operation and Maintenance.


Quantitative Risk Assessment

Quantitative of Risk in terms of IRPA, PLL and graphical demonstrations such as FN Plots.


Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM Analysis)

Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM Analysis) is used as a decision making tool to increase the availability of the system, and thus increase the overall profit as well as reducing the life cycle costs.


Process Hazard Assessment (PHA)

FSES can provide Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and HAZard and OPerability (HAZOP) study chairpersons. Our expert PHA facilitators hold certification in conducing HAZOP, HAZAN and CHAZOP.


Safety Requirements Specification

The Safety Requirements Specification (SRS) is a core document, which is used as the main reference to be followed by designers, installers, and operators of a Safety Instrumented Function (SIF).


SIL Determination

FSES are able to us various methods in identifying SIL targets; qualitatively by Risk Graphs, semi-quantitatively by Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) or fully quantitatively by Fault Tree Analysis (FTA).


SIL Verification

Safety Instrumented Function (SIF)


SIS Conceptual Design

Safety Instrumented System (SIS) Conceptual Design