11 Sep 2022

Making human factors and ergonomics work in health and social care: chapter 2

Understanding and shaping the role of your organisation in defining the work context

This download is the second of three chapters of a book which complements the CIEHF's Healthcare Learning Pathway and is intended as a practical resource for students.

The book aims to provide well-founded, practical guidance to those responsible for leading and implementing human factors programmes and interventions in health and social care.

Chapter 2 objectives and learning outcomes:

  • To describe, in simple terms, the concept of organisational culture, and specifically how safety culture relates to this.
  • To recognise features of good safety culture.
  • To define key concepts of proactive risk management.
  • To briefly introduce the idea of safety management systems and safety cases.
  • To introduce methods for assessing safety culture (and consider their strengths and weaknesses).
  • Using a worked example, to introduce a tool for helping you to understand and strengthen safety culture in your own organisation.

File type: PDF
Length: 32 pages

To support the development of the book, the authors welcome your thoughts, ideas and comments on the content.


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