Definition of human error in US English:

human error

noun

  • The making of an error as an inevitable or natural result of being human; the making of an error by a person, especially (in later use) as contrasted with a mechanical or electronic malfunction; (as a count noun) an error of this type.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Harding (1516–1572), theologian and religious controversialist.