Shell Group requires all new facilities projects to apply the principles of Human Factors Engineering (HFE) from early project stages. Shell's HFE process is based around a screening, conducted early in front end engineering, to identify areas of risk or opportunity. The purpose is to identify where a structured programme of Human Factors Engineering can add value either in reducing risk or improving operational performance. This paper summarises the importance of Human Factors Engineering to process safety and technical integrity and provides an overview of the three screening tools used by Shell. It emphasizes the critical importance of Challenge to HFE.

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