A new “Cahier” on the HOF of safety
A Human and Organisational Factors (HOF) approach to project planning and design aims to improve decisions by anticipating the consequences of technical and organizational choices on the human activitythat will take place in future operations. To foster efficient and safe work, the HOF approach is based onin-depth analysis of human activity in existing situations combined with simulation of probable activityin future operations, based on planned technical and organisational choices. The approach requires project owners to express their requirements clearly, good coordination withdesign and engineering contractors, and participation of various stakeholders, in particular from operations. The integration of a HOF approach should start at Front End Engineering and continue until thefinal project review.
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About the author
François Daniellou was Professor of Ergonomics at the École nationale supérieure de cognitique of the Polytechnic Institute of Bordeaux (France), then Scientific Director of FonCSI and ICSI from 2015 to 2019. He has extensive experience in high-hazard industries (nuclear, chemical, etc.).
Several books on HOF
In the framework of a call for proposals from the Foundation, François Daniellou had worked on the publication of a first book in 2010 on the organizational and human factors of safety (FOH), with Ivan Boissières from ICSI and Marcel Simard from the University of Montreal: