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Under the programme of work on human reliability studies initiated in the PISC III programme as Action 7, this study observes professionally qualified manual inspectors at work in typical inspection tasks, and records the standard of performance achieved and errors made. Special facilities and techniques were developed to enable comprehensive monitoring of an inspector's activities in an unobtrusive manner. The two main test facilities were the Reliability Studio, used as a representation of laboratory conditions, and TEL (Transportable Environmental Laboratory), a simulation of industrial conditions. Substantial differences in detection capability occurred from day to day for the inspectors and were recorded. Several of the basic causes could be rectified by specifically oriented training, and these are discussed.

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Authors: MURGATROYD R A, AEA Technology, Risley (GB);WORRALL G M, AEA Technology, Risley (GB);CRUTZEN S, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 6th European Conference on Non Destructive Testing, Nice (FR), October 24-28, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38457 ORA
Record Number: 199411075 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en