For many years the belief has been that human error is an individual-focused phenomenon or motivational issue. However, it has recently been identified that approximately 70% of these errors are down to weaknesses in organisational processes and cultural values. These organisational deficiencies are often hidden in management processes, structures and values and can create workplace conditions that lead to a human error or reduce the effectiveness of risk control barriers. The full report can be viewed here.
See our pages on how we help organisations manage the conditions that can lead to errors and our accident investigation pages.