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Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. PART II Task analysis techniques Introduction Part II of the Guide details 25 major techniques of task analysis. Part II cannot deal with all potential task analysis techniques, but these 25 were selected as being the most useful and representative ones in the field of process control. g. for data collection). Nevertheless, since data collection is a necessary prerequisite of any form of task analysis, and since there are important practical insights for specific data collection approaches, these are dealt with as if they were techniques.

Task and interface design, on the other hand, cannot usually be usefully considered at the system concept stage, but requires consideration during the detailed design phase, and needs to be checked during commissioning. 7 Life cycle stages Preferred life cycle stage Human Factors Issue Concept Flow sheet Detailed design Commissioni Operation ng and maintenance Allocation of function Person specification Staffing Task and interface design Skills acquisition Performance assurance Best Possible Check Possible Review Check Too soon Too soon Best Best Possible Best Check Check Too soon Too soon Best Best Check Constantly The types of tasks analysed and assessed should cover (ideally) the entire range of tasks that may be encountered, whether in normal operations, system abnormalities, or maintenance.

These are described below. Categorization of activities Any behaviour or system state which can be directly observed can be recorded by activity sampling. However, in order to ensure that useful activities are recorded, it is necessary for the analyst to have some impression of what activities would be expected during a particular task. Therefore the analyst should start by carefully observing the task, and if possible, supplementing this with a short pilot study. The choice of activities to be recorded will generally be determined by the task itself, and any particular concerns that the analyst might have.

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