Human Error as a significant factor in most workplace accidents

Assignment instruction

It is generally believed that “human error” is a significant factor in most workplace accidents.

Write an essay that addresses the following: –

  • The meaning of the term “human error” in respect of workplace accidents (10%).
  • The range of causes of “human error” (15%).
  • Outline a range of errors (including violations) that have/might have occurred in your workplace (15%).
  • Review the arrangements that are in place to prevent these errors and violations occurring and to minimise their consequences when they do occur (30%).
  • Make recommendations for the improvement and/or maintenance of the arrangements and, if necessary, for the introduction of new arrangements (30%).
  • Credible conclusions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment Criteria: –

 

No Generic Criteria Specific Criteria/Guidance
1- Knowledge and understanding

·        Evidence that a wide range of relevant high-quality literature has been accessed.

·        Key concepts are presented to demonstrate understanding of the key issues.

1.   The meaning of the term “human error”.

2.   The range of causes of “human error”.

3.   Identifying different sorts of error in the workplace.

2- Analysis and evaluation

·        Evidence of critical analysis.

·        Critical evaluation of the strength and weakness of cited research/literature.

·        Credible conclusions are made.

1.   Identifying definitions of “human error”.

2.   The range of causes of “human error”.

3.   Identifying different sorts of error in the workplace.

4.   Reviewing existing arrangements for prevention.

5.   Making justified recommendations.

3- Application to practice

·        Credible links between theory and practice are demonstrated.

·        Evidence is evaluated and applied to practice.

1.   Identifying different sorts of error.

2.   Reviewing existing arrangements for prevention.

3.   Making justified recommendations.

4- Communication

·        The assessment guidelines have been interpreted and followed.

·        Coherent and logical structure.

·        Correctly and consistently formatted references and citations, i.e. Harvard style.

·        The word limit is not exceeded.

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