Behind Human Error

Behind Human Error

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Human error is so often cited as a cause of accidents. There is perception of a 'human error problem'. Solutions are thought to lie in changing the people or their role. The label 'human error', however, is prejudicial and hides more than it reveals about how a system malfunctions. This book takes you behind the label. It explains how human error results from social and psychological judgments by the system's stakeholders that focus only on one facet of a set of interacting contributors.On the evening of December 24, 1997, the crew of a Boeing 757 executed an autopilot-coupled approach to a southerly ... The pilot disconnected the autopilot at approximately 1OO ft above the ground in order to make a manual landing.

Title:Behind Human Error
Author:Dr Leila Johannesen, Dr Nadine Sarter, Dr Richard Cook, Professor Sidney Dekker, Professor David D Woods
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-10-01


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