Human Factors Everywhere

Human-centered approaches for running a safe and secure business.

What We Do

Research

Applied research around human factors approaches for addressing novel situations, such as the use of artificial intelligence.

Training

Education and training on human factors approaches, e.g. Task Analysis and Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM).

Consultancy

Putting human factors into practice across industries and settings, including healthcare and aviation.

Book: Building Safer Healthcare Systems

This book lays the foundation for the national patient safety syllabus developed by Health Education England. The book explains the principles of the systems approach to patient safety. More information can be found on the Springer web pages.

News & Updates

Covid-19: New paper on Digital Health & Care in Pandemic Times

June 2020: Covid-19 has accelerated the uptake of digital technology and AI – it is important that we capture and share the lessons.  Full paper available open access from BMJ Health & Care Informatics: Peek, Sujan & Scott.  Digital Health & Care in Pandemic Times: Impact of Covid-19.   

Covid-19: New CIEHF guidance for the development of procedures

May 2020: Human Factors Everywhere contributed to this brilliant new CIEHF guidance for the design of procedures in health and social care.  The work was led by Paul Bowie at NES.  

Covid-19: CIEHF human factors guidance for the design and operation of ventilators

April 2020: The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) have made available guidance on human factors in the design and operation of ventilators for Covid-19.  This is to support manufacturers in the rapid development of ventilators during the crisis.  Many thanks to all of the colleagues who contributed.  The Independent included a feature based on this work – read about the potential risks to patients.   

Education: Supporting the adoption of the national patient safety syllabus

April 2020: We are working with UCLPartners and colleagues at CIEHF to develop a tool that allows organisations to assess their readiness for the adoption of the national patient safety syllabus. 

New Research Project: Using FRAM to develop safety indicators

2020 – 2021:  Human Factors Everywhere joins the “Human-Centred Safety Crowd-Sensitive Indicators in Enterprises project (H(CS)2I)“.  We are collaborating with ENEA and La Sapienza University in Rome, and Middlesex University in the UK to investigate how FRAM can be applied to develop leading safety indicators in the manufacturing industry.      

Education: Human Factors of AI

March 2020: We are teaching a session on “Human Factors of AI” at the Department of Computer Science at University of York to students on the MSc module “Computers & Safety”. 

Education: Digital Health & AI at the CIEHF

2020 – 2021: We are leading the new special interest group on Digital Health & AI at the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF).   Human Factors Everywhere will represent CIEHF at a roundtable discussion with NHSx, NHS Digital and NHS Improvement to argue the case that Human Factors can make a significant contribution to deliver the UK’s ambitious aim of accelerating the digitisation of health and care, and becoming world leaders in the adoption of AI. 

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