The objective is the development and application of a sound methodology capable of supporting accident prevention and mitigation through the structured analysis of factors leading to human failures in the industrial environment.
3 major steps will be exploited as follows.
Firstly, creating a methodology consisting of a sound taxonomy of human errors by implementing the already completed feasibility study to chemical plants and issuing specifications for the general model and the computerized tool to support application at plant site.
Secondly, practical application to industrial plants covering:
the collection of data at every chemical plant site involved in the project, concerning both technical features and organizational structure;
the identification of relevant events in the near past and the collection of related information according to the developed taxonomy;
the collection of information concerning possible major and minor events occurring in the plant during the project life;
the analysis of data collected, the identification of possible measures to be taken for reducing human error occurrence and the eventual implementation of such measures, with monitoring of related effects;
and the training of plant personnel to be devoted to continue the application of the methodology during the plant life cycle.
Thirdly, development of tools to support the application of the methodology during the project life.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
NE32 3DJ Jarrow