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High Hazards- summary and full report

Reference number
0915
Issue date01 March 2010
TypeGuidance
This report is a summary of lessons from other high hazard industries and focuses on how a user-centred approach to design can help improve safety in healthcare by systematically addressing the system and design factors that can lead to human error.

The report describes principles and processes that can be used in developing a user-centred approach to the design of healthcare facilities. Decision-makers involved in the planning, design and development of healthcare facilities will find examples of practice from other safety-critical industries on how to consider human factors at each stage of facility development.
Lessons from high hazard industries for healthcare - summary report
Lessons from high hazard industries for healthcare - summary report - 829 KB This document summarises the information presented in the report entitled Lessons from high hazard industries for healthcare: full report, which communicates a process for incorporating ‘human factors’ into healthcare facility design, with the aim of improved safety and patient outcomes.
Lessons from high hazard industries for healthcare - full report
Lessons from high hazard industries for healthcare - full report - 2.26 MB This report is a summary of lessons from other high hazard industries and focuses on how a user-centred approach to design can help improve safety in healthcare by systematically addressing the system and design factors that can lead to human error