Human Factors

Human factors is a multidisciplinary field incorporating contributions from psychology, engineering, biomechanics, mechanobiology, industrial design, graphic design, statistics, operations research and anthropometry.

Human factor assessment is a key area in identifying potential hazards which may be instigated by human errors. Our Human Factors experts are able to conduct relevant studies in identifying the potential hazards and probabilities of error and thus provide recommendations and guidance in reducing the probability of human errors.


Human Factors studies can consist of any of the following analyses:

– Workload analyses

– Scenario analyses

– Human Reliability Assessments

– Human HAZIDs

– Function and task analyses

– Situation analysis

– Many more.

As a minimum, the following information would be required in order to conduct the analysis:

– Working Schedules

– Employee Competency records

– Working manuals

Based on the project requirements, additional information may be required, which will be highlighted within the Terms of Reference (ToR).

Depending on the type of analysis required, on award of the study ES will issue a project ToR, which will highlight the assumptions that shall be made in the study, along with data sources that will be utilised as well as any further information required from the client. If a workshop is required, details of the workshop will be provided.

Upon acceptance of the assumptions and data sources, ES will prepare a study report describing the the scope of work, a detailed methodology, the results of the analysis and any recommendations based on the results in order to improve the operational excellence as a result of human work.

ES are a globally renowned provider of safety studies with significant experiences in Human Factor analyses along with extensive knowledge of the relevant standards and guidelines related to Human Factors. For more information, or to discuss your needs please contact us using the form below or email [email protected].