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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: March 1992


Local EPrints ID: 73934
ISSN: 0951-192X
PURE UUID: 5be660ef-2166-4c29-8395-400db8ce1d65

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:47

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Author: N.A. Stanton
Author: R.T. Booth
Author: R.B. Stammers

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