The importance of the concept and application of human factor in maintenance management for the railway infrastructure is gaining more acceptance. Human errors play a vital role in safety of rail infrastructure. Issues like, man-machine-machine interface coupled with ergonomic is compelling the rail infrastructure managers to look for innovative solutions. Factors like, increased capacity, reliability and availability of the rail infrastructure require knowledge and skill enhancement support.
The human factor related projects thus focus on the increased capacity of the existing railway infrastructure through effective and efficient maintenance processes.
The overall purpose of this part of the program is to help the Swedish railway sector to increase their competitiveness by improving maintenance work processes, safety and the reduction of human error/or failure during maintenance activities through the implementation
of human factors principles. The fundamental goal of the human factor is that all man-made tools, devices, equipment, machines, and environments should advance, directly or indirectly, the safety, well-being, and performance of humans.