Human Factors (HF) and our understanding of its effects on safety performance continues to
evolve and develop.
In order to reduce HF risks in aviation safety we must influence attitudes and behaviours while
embedding HF thinking into everything we do.
By taking this approach we aim to improve aviation safety and keep the interest of the consumer
at the heart of our work.
A range of projects will help us meet our strategic commitments:
As part of our work to help promote a Just Culture we are working with BALPA to study the causes
and extent of potentially unreported safety occurrences, including investigating reporting culture amongst pilots. The results will help
develop more effective safety initiatives.
Helping organisations embed HF principals and identifying specific HF issues that need to be
addressed by SMS.
Looking at how best to measure the effectiveness of safety measures.
Promoting use of recently completed guidance on how to
manage the human-technology integration of ATM Automation.
This work includes reviewing the life cycle of pilot training; developing a methodology for
assessing and standardising the quality of flight examiners across Europe; and a review of
approaches to CRM.
Working closely with industry to reduce the impact of maintenance Human Factors errors and
develop: more effective safety interventions; improved personal competencies; safety culture and
improve maintenance standards.
We have commissioned research to look at how to test the effect of fatigue against performance
and develop a robust and simple fatigue self assessment tool. This will allow organisations to
better manage fatigue risks across their safety critical workforce.
Working with EASA and ECCAIRS to establish an updated taxonomy to improve the HF information
gathered through our MOR scheme. This will help identify and target risk.
We are also investigating the feasibility of a combined simulated environment for air traffic
controller and pilot training and also seeking to improve the quality of English language used in
If you have any feedback to give on the strategy or anything relating to human factors in civil
aviation please contact us at email@example.com.
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