342-0376/02 – Human Factors (LČ)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of TransportCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2002/2003Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SMR46 doc. Ing. Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+1
Part-time Graded credit 8+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After completing the course, the student will understand the impact of human factors (HF) reliability on the risk system safety, will be able to distinguish priorities and use tools to increase operational safety, after further training also work in the field of the company or the government safety management system.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars

Summary

The Human Factor (HF) course is designed primarily to help students understand the role of man in a man-made system. It consists not only of the technological part (technical factor), but also of the people who design, operate and maintain the system (human factor). After a long period of development of man-made systems, in the event of their failure, only the reliability (safety) of technologies was addressed, while human performance and reliability were addressed only marginally. This course aims to introduce students to the importance of human factor and failure of human resources in terms of efficiency and especially the safety of man-made systems, where direct failure of human factor currently contributes to about the causes of system failure (incidents, accidents). As part of the study of this course, students will gain knowledge about important aspects of human performance and reliability, the main sources of human failure and especially measures that can permanently reduce the risk of human failure to an acceptable level due to the expected consequences.

Compulsory literature:

TILLMAN, Barry, David J. FITTS, Wesley E. WOODSON, Rhonda ROSE-SUNDHOLM a Peggy TILLMAN. Human factors and ergonomics design handbook. Third edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, [2016]. ISBN 978-0-07-170287-4. DHILLON, B. S. Human reliability, error, and human factors in power generation. Cham: Springer, c2014. Springer series in reliability engineering. ISBN 978-3-319-04018-9.

Recommended literature:

REASON J.: Human Error. Cambridge University Press, New York, USA, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-521-31419-0

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Evaluation of the midterm and final test Elaboration of a semester work in the range of 10 A4 pages

E-learning

lms.vsb.cz www.vvvd.cz/m7-lidsky-cinitel-v-doprave-22.html

Other requirements

Other demands on the student are not required

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to the issue of human factor (HF) reliability 2. Basic concepts in the field of safety and human factor 3. Basic graphical models of HF (SHELL model, REASON model) 4. HF performance versus reliability (safety) of risk systems 5. Basic human psychophysiological parameters influencing the reliability of HF 6. Influence of stress and load on reducing the reliability of HF 7. The effect of lack of sleep and fatigue on reducing the reliability of HF 8. The influence of human errors and professional indiscipline on reducing the reliability of HF 9. The influence of the recruitment and personal assumptions of the operator on reducing the reliability of the HF 10. Influence of organizational factor failure on reducing the reliability of HF 11. Possibilities in the field of selection and training of operators to increase the reliability of HF 12. Possibilities in the field of stress and fatigue management to increase the reliability of HF 13. Possibilities of modern ways of human resources management to increase the reliability of HF 14. Final evaluation of the influence of LC reliability on the reliability of systems and possible measures to reduce its failure

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 85 %

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2005/2006 (B2341) Engineering (3708R028) Transport Technology (40) P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (B2341) Engineering (3708R028) Transport Technology (40) P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2003/2004 (B2341) Engineering (3708R028) Transport Technology (40) P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2002/2003 (B2341) Engineering (3708R028) Transport Technology (40) P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
ECTS - MechEng - Bachelor Studies 2018/2019 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 301 - Study and International Office stu. block
ECTS - MechEng - Bachelor Studies 2017/2018 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 301 - Study and International Office stu. block
ECTS - MechEng - Bachelor Studies 2016/2017 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 301 - Study and International Office stu. block
ECTS - MechEng - Bachelor Studies 2015/2016 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 301 - Study and International Office stu. block
ECTS - MechEng 2014/2015 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 301 - Study and International Office stu. block
ECTS - MechEng 2013/2014 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 301 - Study and International Office stu. block
ECTS - MechEng 2012/2013 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 301 - Study and International Office stu. block