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A framework for human error analysis of offshore evacuations


Deacon, T and Amyotte, PR and Khan, FI and MacKinnon, S, A framework for human error analysis of offshore evacuations, Safety Science, 51, (1) pp. 319-327. ISSN 0925-7535 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2012.07.005


A framework is presented to identify and evaluate the risks of human error for critical steps in the escape, evacuation and rescue (EER) process on offshore installations. A combination of expert judgment techniques and major incident investigations from industry were used to evaluate the risk for the evacuation stage. Risk reduction is also included in this framework via a separate risk assessment technique. Dependency and overall time to complete the EER process were not analyzed in this work. Further research should be focused on some of the potential safety barriers identified in the framework so that they may be effectively incorporated in the risk reduction stage. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Human factors; Offshore emergencies; Risk analysis; Assessment technique; Critical steps; Expert judgment technique; Human errors; Incident investigation; Offshore emergencies; Offshore installations; Risk reductions; Safety barriers; Error analysis
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Khan, FI (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:94558
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:37
Deposited By:NC Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability
Deposited On:2014-09-11
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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