“A January 2012 survey of offshore safety professionals, conducted by Oil & Gas iQ, reported that 48.6% see human factors as the biggest challenge offshore has to face today and in future. This is compared to 10.8% who see problems with technology and equipment as the key issue” (Spot focus on offshore safety: the human factor, E, Fischer, 2012, Offshoretechnology.com) “All too often an accident is attributed to “human error”, a description that’s normally accompanied by a shrug. The implication is that nothing can be done, and the only corrective action is to retrain the individual, or tell them to be more careful. In fact, human error is rarely the root cause of an accident, and research has shown that it is both predictable and, to some extent, preventable”
(Because we’re only human, Health and Safety at Work, Teresa Budworth, January 2017).
Human factors in health and safety are an ongoing and often unpredictable element in health and safety management. This is even more of a concern in the oil and gas sector in the UK
Report on the significance of human factors in health and safety in the UK oil and gas sector from a health and safety practitioner’s
Your report may consider the following areas:
Issues of stress, depression and fatigue in the workplace
The business case for health and safety policies and training to mitigate human factors
Working hours, shift work patterns and shift handover ï‚· Human error and accidents
Training and development needs of employees relating to health and safety legislation
Feedback from employees regarding health and safety issues in the workplace
Statistics related to human factors in the oil and gas sector for example from the HSE (Health and Safety Executive)
Slips, lapses, mistakes, violations or breaking the rules and exceptional violations (Nebosh)
Your report must include examples relating to health and safety in the UK oil and gas sector.