Human Factors in Health and Safety


A professional development programme for the process industries


There is an increasing emphasis on the importance of managing human factors to achieve improved safety and business performance in the chemical process industries.

Major accidents, including those at Texas City and Buncefield, have highlighted the importance of addressing this aspect of performance.

However, many of the safety and operational professionals charged with managing human factors have no formal qualifications or training in the human and behavioural sciences.

Human Factors in Health and Safety is modular training designed to meet the needs identified in the process industries. Developed by IChemE and the Keil Centre, this one-year programme intends to increase understanding of the core human factors issues and outline how to manage them to achieve improved safety performance.

The programme consists of four intensive two-day events, supported by course reading, which together forms a broad human factors educational programme.

To date, over 150 leading international companies have benefited from the programme, which is recognised as one of the best of its kind.

Key features

  • content covers human factors in process safety, health and safety, with links to other aspects of business performance
  • a modular course design, with short residential events spread over time, also providing networking opportunities with like-minded professionals
  • advice to help implement human factors solutions
  • training is delivered by recognised human factors professionals with significant process industry experience



In partnership with: 
The Keil Centre

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IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).