Human failure

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Human failure is a threat stemming from inadvertent acts of people.


Causes of human failure can lie in[1]:

  • Lack of observation
  • Lack of pattern recognition
  • Lack of attention
  • Incorrect response decision
  • Incorrect response execution

Footnotes and references

  1. Wiegmann, D. & Shappell, S. (1997) Human factors analysis of post-accident data: Applying theoretical taxonomies of human error. The International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 7, pp. 67-81.