What are Human and Organisational Factors?
A body of scientific facts about human characteristics used to optimise performance within the work environment. Human and Organisational Factors covers a wide range of psychological, biomedical and organisational considerations which include, but are not limited to:
- The impact of environmental, organisational and job factors on human performance;
- Accounting for human psychological and physiological limitations;
- Equipment physical and logical design;
- The impact of organisational cultures on human performance.
Human and Organisational Factors in Health and Safety
How work is designed, organised and managed can have a major impact on health and safety. Similarly, individual attitudes, competence and personality exert a significant influence. As many industries strive to improve their health and safety performance, they have experienced diminishing returns from investment in technical and procedural controls, and wish to understand how to influence the human and organisational factors which impact on health and safety.
The Keil Centre's Chartered Occupational Psychologists and Registered Ergonomists have a strong reputation for providing practical human factors tools and techniques for industry. Their continuing involvement in current applied research projects for the UK Health and Safety Executive and industry bodies ensures all of their human factors work has a sound basis in contemporary research. For further information, download our human factors capability statement.
The UK Health and Safety Executive uses a 10-point operational definition for Human and Organisational Factors, which can be accessed here.
Innovative professional development programme in human factors in health and safety launched
The Keil Centre, in partnership with the Institution of Chemical Engineers, have developed a modular professional development programme on human factors in health and safety. This novel programme alternates between Schiphol, Netherlands and Edinburgh, UK. Click here for further details.
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