Principle Five: Tolerance for Error

The design minimises hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.

Guidelines:

5a. Arrange elements to minimise hazards and errors: most used elements, most accessible; hazardous elements eliminated, isolated, or shielded.

5b. Provide warnings of hazards and errors.

5c. Provide fail safe features.

5d. Discourage unconscious action in tasks that require vigilance.

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