This paper is a development of one I presented at Hazards 24 [Ref 1].  I believe that human factors can make a great contribution to the way the risks of major accidents are managed.  However, whilst its use in industry is growing it is failing to reach its potential because it is not properly integrated into other safety studies.  Task analysis is arguably the human factors technique that has the greatest potential for overcoming this hurdle.

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