Alarms in human supervisory control: a human factors perspective

Stanton, N.A., Booth, R.T. and Stammers, R.B. (1992) Alarms in human supervisory control: a human factors perspective. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 5, (2), 81-93. (doi:10.1080/09511929208944518).


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This paper presents a human factors perspective of alarm handling. This is done by first considering what defines an alarm, and how a number of perspectives contribute towards the definition. The nature of alarms and incidents are discussed, then the problems with, and the reduction of, alarms are considered. Finally, a model of alarm handling is presented to demonstrate how a human factors approach might contribute to an improved understanding of the operator's task.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/09511929208944518
ISSNs: 0951-192X (print)
1362-3052 (electronic)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 73934
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
March 1992Published
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:52

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