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Human error risk assessment for shipping maintenance procedures in harsh environments

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Abaei, MM, Arzaghi, E, Abbassi, R ORCID: 0000-0002-9230-6175 and Garaniya, V ORCID: 0000-0002-0090-147X 2017 , 'Human error risk assessment for shipping maintenance procedures in harsh environments', paper presented at 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.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors/Creators:Abaei, MM and Arzaghi, E and Abbassi, R and Garaniya, V
Keywords: risk assessment, human error, shipping maintenance, harsh environments, FRAM
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop and Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments (C-RISE3)
Publisher: Memorial University Newfoundland
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