Sadaf Qasim, Indra Harahap and Syed Baharom
NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Civil Environ Eng
In Malaysia, the number of slope failures and landslides have increased tremendously as a result of rapid economic development, especially on hilly terrain, during the last 20 years. Extensive studies on many cases of slope failure reveal that not only rainfall is responsible for these disastrous events. Failures in Malaysia are mostly credited to human factors such as inattention, ineptitude, lack of adequate maintenance, and ignorance of the geological context. This study employs the tailored Human Error Assessment and Reduction Technique (HEART) to quantify the causal factors of Malaysian landslides. HEART is widely used to assess human errors because it is easy to follow and not specific to any particular discipline. In this study, HEART is applied to determine those tasks/subtasks of design, construction, and maintenance that are highly susceptible to human errors. Due to the scarcity of data, expert opinion was used for deriving the probabilities of human error. To contribute to improved slope engineering practices, the authors propose a framework for controlling human error in the context of slope stability and slope failure.
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