November 21, 2017

This is the last of the three part Human Failure Series.  If you've missed the other editions please click here for Part 1 (Slips and Lapses) and here for Part 2 (Mistakes).

What is a Violation?

A violation is a very common human failure.  It is an international breach of rules and leads to lots of injuries at work. 

There are several types of violation whic...

October 24, 2017


In the last article we explored ‘Skill Based Errors’ which is one of 2 different types of ‘Human Error'.  In this blog we will cover the other type – Mistakes.

Mistakes is the term given to human errors that are intentional, deliberate and are also known as ‘decision making failures’ for that reason. In short, you think you are behaving in the...

September 26, 2017


Following a recent workshop we held for accident investigators we were surprised the number of questions and interest surrounding Human Failure.

Human Failure is an inevitable cause of many incidents and these investigators were struggling to dig deeper into the issues behind the errors.  It occurred to us that others may have similar questions...

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