From the US, came this interesting piece on utility / pipeline control room operations and human error. It features some interesting views on operator fatigue and training possibly contributing to failures to spot abnormal operating conditions and subsequent incidents.
It seems surprising that the understanding of the contribution of the use of the SCADA systems was not captured in accident investigation data until this year!
What is also surprising to us is why fundamental issues like alarm flooding have not been managed in parts of the pipeline industry in the way that they have in others.
Labels: alarms, human error, interface, safety