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Human Factors tools and resources

​​​​​​​​​​​​RSSB produces good practice documents and tools to support companies in managing their own human factors issues.

Human factors good practice guide

The second edition of the Human Factors good practice guide has been created for designers, suppliers, managers, supervisors, trainers, investigators, and health & safety staff who work in the railway industry. Its main aim is to answer the question 'what practical advice can a human factors approach offer to railway staff without requiring them to be experts in the subject?'

The answers are detailed enough to tell you what a human factors approach involves, why it's important, and what you can do with it.

A number of other human factors tools and resources are also available below.


Printed material

Other resources

Fatigue management resources

For tools and resources about managing fatigue risk please see the Fatigue and Alertness topic area.

CCTV toolkit

The CCTV toolkit provides guidance about how to design and apply effective CCTV technology and operations to particular work environments. For a copy, please contact us via the customer self-service portal External link or call us on 020 3142 5400. 

Safety critical rule compliance toolkit

The toolkit is contained in a downloadable zip file. This contains an executable (.exe) file that must be run to install the toolkit on your PC. You may need administrator rights to install this software.

Risk-based training needs analysis (RBTNA)

​We have developed a toolkit to support organisations completing the risk-based analysis of their training needs. This can help you to develop competence management systems.

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