"Human Factors are organisational, individual, environmental and job characteristics that influence
behaviour in ways that can impact safety"
(Clinical Human Factors Group - https://chfg.org)
Human Factors is an established scientific discipline that is used in many safety critical industries.
The principles of Human Factors focus on optimising human performance through a better
understanding of the behaviours of individuals and their interactions with each other and their
environment. Human Factors training helps us to understand why we make mistakes and looks at
ways we can redesign systems and the workplace in order to minimise these mistakes.
We are currently piloting a Human Factors course that will soon be available to individuals and
teams to build awareness of this discipline and how it can be applied to improve patient safety.
Please click on link below to access a short video introducing Human Factors.
Human Factors: A quick guide by NHS England firstname.lastname@example.org" title="Visit email@example.com/watch?v=agzz3w5hy8y
For further information please contact;
Lisa Cozzo - firstname.lastname@example.org or James Blackburn-Smith J.Blackburn-Smith@setrust.hscni.net