The Guide to the Integration of Human Factors in engineering design is a companion document to the standard AS 7470: 2016 Human Factors Integration in engineering design – general requirements. It is intended to provide guidance on meeting the requirements of this standard.

This document provides guidance to organisations specifically on how to integrate Human Factor (HF) activities into engineering design.

The benefits of Human Factors Integration (HFI) into the engineering design process are not limited to safety. Integrating HF with the design process will assist in ensuring the asset is efficient and effective, meets its intended performance levels and is able to deliver the expected benefits to users and customers. HFI in safety risk management activities provides an important contribution to the overall safety assurance argument. HFI can also provide evidence of the implementation of controls and mitigations identified during the HF analysis.