Are you implementing Human Factors / Human Performance as per the industry guidance?

  • Quickly compare your efforts against the industry guidance.
  • Good practice criteria for six HF/HP topics
  • Examples of outputs, case studies and templates.

Is your contract at risk?

HF / HP is now part of the HSE contract pre-qualification questionnaire for the Oil and Gas industry

Companies wishing to bid for work in the O&G industry have to demonstrate how they integrate HF/HP into their organisation.

HF / HP questions are included in global Request for Proposal (RFP) by major O&G companies

Major O&G companies use the SEQual HF / HP questions globally in their respective “Request for Proposal” and prequalification questionnaires. The list includes companies such as BP, Shell, Repsol Sinopec, Apache, Premier, CNOOC, Spirit, TAQA, Serica or Chrysaor.

Compare your understanding and practices with the industry standards

The purpose of this document is to allow HSE professionals who provide answers to the pre-qualification questionnaires, and anyone else interested, to quickly establish if their companies apply HF / HP as per the industry guidance. 


What's inside?


What Do You Need to Know Before You Start?

  • HF / HP questions used in the contract pre-qualification service
  • Difference between Human Factors and Human Performance
  • What are Error Traps?
  • What are Organisational Factors?
  • Difference between Error Traps and Hazards


HF / HP in Incident Investigations

  • A list of indicators if you are doing HF in investigations as per the industry guidance
  • Examples of HF / HP investigations outputs  


HF / HP in Procedure Management

  • How to tell if you are integrating HF / HP with procedure development
  • An example of a good procedure with formatting tips for high-risk activities


HF / HP in Risk Assessment

  • Integration of Error Traps into Risk Assessment
  • Example of a JSA form with Error Traps Integrated
  • Error Traps Checklist


HF / HP in Proactive Learning (not BBS)

We can't wait for an incident to learn, but we must find precursors of incidents before they lead to an event.

  • Test yourself if you are learning about incident precursors
  • Link to a webinar with a case study
  • A template to start learning pro-actively


Behavior-Based Safety (BBS)

  • Basic certification criteria for BBS programs as per the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS)
  • Two case studies describing CCBS certified BBS programs of major, international organizations.


HF / HP and Accountability

  • Do you want people involved in an incident to be more or less engaged after the event? How do you do that?
  • Workflows and templates for the modern and revised Just Culture process.

You Might Be Wondering...

What if the guide does not answer my questions?

HF / HP are broad disciplines. The guide contains a link to an online form to share your questions or concerns with the SPE Human Factors Technical Section.

The question will be answered and will also inform the revision of the document as well as any future guidance.

Do I have to read this whole thing?

Of course not! We created this comprehensive resource to be valuable for beginners and HSE professionals. Hop into any part of this guide that is valuable to you.

Can I download this guide and read it later?

We’re glad you asked! You sure can. Just click this link right here, and enter your email address. We’ll email you the guide so you can download it, print it, share it with coworkers, and read it at your leisure.

Can I compare my HF activities with the industry guidance using this document?

By all means! It was designed to quickly and easily check if what you are doing aligns with the industry guidance and give an insight into any gaps.

Ready to Get Started?

SPE Human Factors Technical Section is a growing source of guidance and expertise on HF-related matters in the O&G industry.