Info HF 01/17Human Factors - "An Overview"

Within the EIGA library, there are many documents that deal with avoiding incidents through the application of proper design standards, operating procedures and safety management systems.

This document is the first in the series of Human Factor Safety Information sheets which are intended to:

·        explore the Human Factors specific to the industrial gases industry,

·        raise awareness on these issues, and

·        provide guidance.


In some cases, these information sheets demonstrate how and where Human Factors are already addressed and included in existing documented best practice and guidance.

Although the Human Factors Safety Information sheets are aimed primarily at supervisors and managers, they may be of benefit to others who work within our industry.


This is a revision of the safety information sheet published in 2008 and has been revised to include latest industry statistics and knowledge.