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Abstract

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has organised a Human Factors Reliability Benchmark Exercise (HFRBE) with the aim to assess the state of the art in human reliability modelling and assessment. Fifteen teams from eleven countries, representing industry, utilities, licensing organisations and research institutes, participate in the HFRBE. The HFRBE is organised around two study cases: 1) analysis of routine functional Test :20 Maintenance (T:20M) procedures: with the aim to assess the probability of test induced failures, the probability of failures to remain unrevealed and the potential to initiate transients because of errors performed in the test; 2) analysis of human actions during an operational transient: with the aim to assess the probability that the operators will correctly diagnose the malfunctions and take proper corrective action. The paper briefly reports how the HFRBE was structured and gives an overview of the methods that have been used for predicting human reliability in both study cases. The experience in applying these methods is discussed and the results obtained are compared.

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Authors: POUCET A JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: 9TH POST SMIRT: ACCIDENT SEQUENCE MODELLING, MUENCHEN (GERMANY), AUG. 24-25, 1987 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 33483 ORA
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