(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Often incidents are attributed to human involvement. This gives the impression that people cause incidents. However, most mistakes, actions and decisions are themselves the result of the way the workplace is set up, how work is designed, equipment and control measures, and how leaders influence the culture in an organisation.
Human factors are the physical, psychological and social characteristics that affect human
interaction with equipment, systems, processes, other individuals and work team(s).