Human Reliability FAQs:

Q: Is a human reliability very important due to the contributions of humans to the resilience of systems and to possible adverse consequences of human errors or oversights?

A: Yes, and especially when the human is a crucial part of the large socio-technical systems as is common today.

Q: Is a human reliability a straightforward extension of probabilistic risk assessment : in the same way that equipment can fail in a power plant?

A: Yes, so can a human operator commit errors.