Strengthening Organisational Performance – Human Factors in Health and Safety, Module Three

Date From: 27 September 2017
Date To: 28 September 2017
Location: United Kingdom
Description: Provides key pointers for strengthening organisational safety through effective management of human factors.
Event Type: IChemE Course
Venue: Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh, UK
Organiser: IChemE and The Keil Centre
Contact Name: Courses department
Contact Phone: +44 (01788) 534431
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Major accidents, including those at Texas City and Buncefield, have highlighted the importance of addressing human factors – how the people, the job and the organisation interact as a whole – when considering overall safety performance.

Strengthening Organisational Performance provides key pointers for strengthening organisational safety through effective management of training and competence, staffing and workload, supervision and safety, and fatigue.

Strengthening Organisational Performance is available as a one-off course, or as part of our broader human factors training programme, Human Factors in Health and Safety.

Download the Human Factors in Health and Safety brochure

What is covered

  • managing fatigue
    • the consequences of fatigue for human performance
    • managing fatigue using a Fatigue Risk Management Plan
    • fatigue-related performance indicators
    • investigating fatigue-related incidents
  • staffing and workload
    • staffing, workload and process safety
    • methods for workload measurement and prediction
    • HSE staffing assessment method
  • training and competence
    • impact of competence on safety
    • competence management systems
    • developing and assessing competence
    • competence assurance
  • effective supervision and safety leadership
    • effective supervision: its role in performance management and improvement
    • supervision models: understanding when flexibility is needed and how to achieve it
    • supervision and culture: exploring the links between supervisory behaviour and team and organisational culture

Who should attend

Those looking for a thorough grounding in human factors eg:

  • internal human factors advisors / focal points
  • operations managers
  • HSE advisors and specialists
  • industry regulators


Single module: £1,300 + VAT

Book all four Human Factors in Health and Safety modules and pay £1,150 + VAT per module.

About Human Factors in Health and Safety

There is an increasing emphasis on the importance of managing human factors to achieve improved safety and business performance in the chemical process industries. Yet 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 specific needs identified in the process industries. Developed by IChemE and the Keil Centre, the programme intends to increase understanding of the core human factors issues and outline how to manage them to achieve improved safety performance.

This is a one-year programme consisting of four intensive two-day events. This is supported by course reading, which together forms a broad human factors educational programme. You can complete the whole programme or attend single modules as relevant.

Topics are organised to cover the UK Health and Safety Executive's top human factors issues in major hazard sites, but these topics are just as applicable and relevant to non-UK regulatory frameworks.

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, also providing networking opportunities with like-minded professionals
  • sessions are delivered by recognised human factors professionals, with extensive process industry experience
  • events are a mix of theory, case studies, discussion and practical exercises in small syndicates
  • advice to help implement human factors solutions

Programme schedule

You can join at any point in the programme – modules are designed to be completed in any order.

You can complete the whole programme or attend single modules as relevant – modules are designed to work as stand-alone training courses as well as part of a broader training programme.

Duration (for CPD recording purposes): up to 12.5 hours per module. 50 Hours for total programme. If you are recording mandatory CPD you should refer to your own regulator’s requirements as recognition of CPD hours may vary.

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In partnership with:

The Keil Centre

Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

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