February 22, 2022 | Mark Paradies

Can You Stop Human Error?

How About This

Can you stop human error? I’ve seen it done.

Want an example. Here’s one…

Stovr Example of Stopping Human Error

It’s the results of an experiment. Students were asked to turn on a specific burner on a stove. The results are on the right side of the picture. The worst example is about a 10% error rate. That’s horrible human performance.

The best example? A 0% human error rate. Zero errors in 1,200 tries. They STOPPED human error. Same people. Same training. Just one human factors change – the arrangement of the controls and the burners.

That’s one example. But it proves that stopping a human error can be done.

Would You Like To Learn More?

Not every example completely stops human errors but many examples significantly reduce human errors.

Now, would you like to learn more about stopping human errors? Then you should attend the:

Stopping Human Error Course

Stopping Human Error Course

What’s in the Stopping Human Error Course? Here’s the Course Outline:

Day 1 (10:00am to 6:00pm)

  • Foundations of Improving Human Performance
  • Human Performance – What Should You Expect?
  • Three Human Reliability Best Practices
    • Mistake Proofing
    • Resilience
    • Safeguards
  • Using TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis for Reactive Problem Analysis
  • Human Performance Improvement Technology (Catch Your Own Mistakes)
    •  STAR
    • Questioning Attitude
    • Attention to Detail
    • Time Out
    • Error Traps & Precursors
    • Validate Assumptions
  •  Work Direction/Finding Error Likely Situations
    • Pre-Job Hazard Analysis
    • Pre-Job Brief
    • Personal Safety Assessment
    • Post-Job Brief
  • Training
    • Systematic Approach to Training
  • Using Procedures to Improve Human Performance
    • Procedures Best Practices
    • Procedure Use and Adherence
    • Place Keeping

Day 2 (10:00am to 6:00pm)

  • Communications
    • 3-Way Communication
    • Do Not Disturb Sign
  • Management System
    • Conservative Decision Making
    • Stopping Normalization of Deviation
    • MOC
  • Quality Control
    • Independent Verification
    • Concurrent Verification
  • Human Factors Engineering
    • Best Practices (Spot Bad Practices)
    • Proactive Use of CHAP
  • Hazard/Target Elimination or Substitution
    • Improvement Exercise
  • What Should You Improve/Which Tools Will Work Best for You?
  • Sample Plan
  • Present Your Plan (Benchmarking/Feedback)

With the exercises built-in to try the techniques, this is an active, quick-moving 2-day course.

You will leave this course with a clear understanding of methods to improve human performance and a custom plan to apply those methods at your company to achieve great gains in safety, quality, or operational and maintenance performance (all of which depend on human performance).

Participants receive the book, Stopping Human Error, a $99.95 value, as part of the course materials. In addition, participants receive a certificate of completion and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI Software, our dynamic cloud-based software that computerizes the TapRooT® Techniques.

To register for the course, CLICK HERE.

alex teaching stopping human error
Alex Paradies teaching the Stopping Human Error Course

Stopping Human Error PLUS The Human Performance Track at the 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit

What is the Global TapRooT® Summit? A great gathering of people interested in performance improvement. There are eight different Best Practice Tracks:

  1. Quality, Operational Excellence, and Asset Reliability
  2. Investigation & Root Cause Analysis
  3. Executive Leadership
  4. Human Performance
  5. Safety & Risk
  6. Compliance
  7. Soft Skills
  8. Instructor Certification Maintenence

If you are interested in improving human performance, the Human Performance Track is for you. Find out more at THIS LINK.

people at the 2021 Summit

Attend the Stopping Human Error Course and the Summit and SAVE

When you register for the Stopping Human Error Course and the Summit at the same time, you will save $200 off the combined course and Summit price.

And if you bring a team, you can save even more:


To register for both the course and the Summit, CLICK HERE.

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Great Keynote Speakers at the 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit
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