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The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has organised a Human Factors Reliability Benchmark Exercise (HF-RBE) with the aim of assessing the state of the art in human reliability modelling and assessment. The HF-RBE was organised around two case studies: (1) analysis of routine functional Test & Maintenance (T&M) procedures with the aim of assessing the probability of test induced failures, the probability of failures remaining unrevealed and the possibility of initiating transients through errors performed in the test; (2) analysis of human actions during an operational transient with the aim of assessing the probability that the operators will correctly diagnose the malfunctions and take proper corrective action. This report summarises the contributions received from the participants and analyses these contributions on a comparative basis. The aim of this analysis was to compare the procedures, modelling techniques and quantification methods used, to obtain insight into the causes and magnitude of the variability observed in the results to try to identify preferred human reliability assessment approaches and to achieve an understanding of the current state of the art in the field, identifying the limitations that are still inherent in the different approaches.

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Authors: POUCET A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12222 EN (1989) 122 pp., FS, ECU 10
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