The Twelve Most Common Aviation – Human Factors Causes of Errors, Injuries and Fatalities:
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO circular 227) Human Factors is the relationship of people with equipment, procedures, the environment and with other people. Its two objectives can be seen as safety and efficiency.”
The task has become a routine. Do not let routine take your focus away. Be in the present
Lack of Knowledge
Operating equipment or performing a task we are not trained, just because we do not want be seen as a stupid or ignorant.
Day dreaming, texting, e-mailing, talking on the phone while operating machinery and, even. walking.
Lack of Awareness
Failure to recognize all the consequences.
Lack of Teamwork
If we need other people to accomplish the task, we must ask for help. All participants must exercise commitment and have a clear vision of their function. Never be afraid to ask for help
The more fatigued we are, the lower our IQ. It is very easy to get distracted when we have not taken sufficient rest periods.
Lack of Resources
Utilize the right tool/equipment.
Caused by urgent demands. Do not rush. Rushing will put us in a mechanical frame of mind thus loosing concentration and awareness.
Lack of Assertiveness
When asking someone to take charge of a task, be clear, firm and specific to avoid confusion. This does not mean we have to be aggressive. There is a big difference between aggressiveness and being firm or assertive
Stress may be acute or chronic. Constant exposure to high demands may develop in chronic stress. Take brakes and have a drink of water. Allow yourself to relax for 2-5 minutes
Two types of norms. Positive and negative. These are, in essence, unwritten rules or actions followed by others, because everybody around them does it. Think before you perform a task.
Lack of Communication
Failure to demonstrate proper procedure or failure to communicate risks involved.
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