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Human error risk assessment for shipping maintenance procedures in harsh environments


Abaei, MM and Arzaghi, E and Abbassi, R and Garaniya, V, Human error risk assessment for shipping maintenance procedures in harsh environments, Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop and Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments (C-RISE3), 18-20 October 2017, St John's, NL, Canada, pp. 1-6. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Human factors play a significant role in increasing the operational safety of maritime transport and offshore facilities. A significant number of human errors occur during the maintenance phase. However, the qualification of human error interpretation before undertaking any quantification in the maintenance procedure should be given more attention. It is necessary to find a reasonable qualitative non-linear based method with good interpretation of WHY and HOW accidents occur. This provides good insight, sources of risk and the possibilities for minimizing the potential risk. As maritime operations move into Arctic and Antarctic environments, this will become even more crucial. Decision makers must therefore be able to recognize how cold weather affects human performance and work out how availability, survivability or maintenance of a system goes wrong. This will help assessors to review the details of the process and ask relevant questions rather than blindly finding answers. This paper presents a new reciprocal interaction of qualitative risk-based methodology for human error estimation by applying "Functional Resonance Analysis Method" (FRAM). This methodology has the potential to be considered the first step of any future quantitative assessment for human error estimations. The present study is an imperative milestone for coupling between nonlinear qualitative and quantitative based methods in risk assessment to systematically identify human errors. The developed methodology has been applied to a case study for the maintenance of a component in a ship sailing in a harsh environment.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:risk assessment, human error, shipping maintenance, harsh environments, FRAM
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Engineering practice and education
Research Field:Risk engineering
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Abaei, MM (Mr Mohammad Abaei)
UTAS Author:Arzaghi, E (Mr Ehsan Arzaghi)
UTAS Author:Abbassi, R (Dr Rouzbeh Abbassi)
UTAS Author:Garaniya, V (Dr Vikram Garaniya)
ID Code:122350
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-11-10
Last Modified:2018-04-19
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