Our modular Human Factors in Health and Safety training programme will help to increase understanding of key human factors topics relevant to safety in the chemical and process industries.
Jointly developed by IChemE and the Keil Centre, a recognised centre of excellence in human factors, it focuses on how to manage human factors effectively in order to drive safety standards and overall business performance.
Human Factors in Health and Safety consists of four modules, supported by independent reading. The modules are independent of each other and can be completed in any order. You can sign up for all four to get a comprehensive overview of human factors, or attend single modules to develop understanding in a particular area.
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Module One – Managing Human Factors
Managing Human Factors introduces the key human factors concepts within risk management and examines how to manage organisational change, safety culture and safety-critical communications.
- Understand the key human factors concepts in risk management and why they are important for health and safety
- Understand how to manage organisational change
- Understand how to manage safety culture and behaviours
- Understand how to manage safety-critical communications
Who will benefit?
- HSE managers and advisors
- Operations managers
- Safety engineers
- Chemical/process engineers
- In-house human factors advisors eg COMAH operators' 'intelligent customers'
Human factors in risk management
- What is human factors?
- Why is it important for health and safety?
- Managing and measuring the company's performance in relation to human factors
Managing safety-critical communications
- What is effective communication?
- A model of communication failures
- Approaches to making communication robust
- How to assess shift handover communications arrangements
- Assessment and improvement
- Control of work case study
Managing safety culture and behaviours
- What is safety culture?
- Models of safety culture
- Considerations for measuring culture
- Developing a safety culture
Managing organisational change
- What is organisational change?
- Effects on safety
- Some examples from serious incidents
- Typical problems encountered
Previous delegates say
Previous delegates said Managing Human Factors would help them to:
- begin their human factors journey
- develop a human factors system and present it to management
- improve/create a management of change system
- identify gaps in their processes
- improve safety culture
- become an 'intelligent customer' for human factors topics
- ask more in-depth questions when conducting HAZOP & HAZID studies
- apply human factors principles to asset improvement work
- understand COMAH requirements
- introduce human factor to other areas of their site and avoid reliance on the SHE team
- train and inform colleagues involved in audits and incident investigations.
- Module One – Managing Human Factors, 24–25 February 2021
- Module Two – Managing Human Failure, 21–22 April 2021, Edinburgh, UK
- Module Three – Strengthening Organisational Performance, 8–9 September 2021, Edinburgh, UK
- Module Four – Human Factors in Design, 8–9 December 2021, Edinburgh, UK
You can join the programme at any point – modules can be completed in any order as part of a one-year programme.
You can sign up to complete the whole programme or just attend single modules to develop understanding of a particular area of human factors.
Book all four Human Factors in Health and Safety modules and pay £1150 + VAT per module.
This course is also available as an in-company course (face-to-face or online) where content can be customised to meet your organisation's specific needs and delivered on a date/location that suits your requirements. Contact us for more information.
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