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 Two – Managing Human Failure
Effective management of human failure is crucial in preventing major accidents, occupational accidents and ill health – all of which can seriously impact an organisation's performance.
Managing Human Failure explores how to proactively manage human errors and non-compliance, analyse human failures contributing to incidents, and manage performance under pressure.
- Understand how to reduce human error
- Understand how to manage violations
- Understand how human failures contribute to incidents
- Understand how to manage performance under pressure
Who will benefit?
- HSE managers and advisors
- Operations managers
- Safety engineers
- Chemical/process engineers
- In-house human factors advisors eg COMAH operators' 'intelligent customers'
Reducing human error
- What makes error more likely?
- How can we make people safer?
- Identifying safety critical tasks
- Analysing tasks
- Conducting human reliability analysis
- The significance of non-compliant behaviour in incident causation
- Different types of non-compliance
- Factors that provoke non-compliance
- ABC analysis – a tool to understand decision-making in the context of non-compliant behaviour
- What can be done to reduce the likelihood of non-compliance
Human factors in incident investigation
- Human factors in the investigator (common human failings in investigators; interviewing skills – best practice)
- Human factors in the investigation (key steps; recent best practice guidance; case study)
Managing performance under pressure
- Understanding stress and its consequences
- Causes of stress: chronic and acute
- Managing pressure at work
- Improving resilience
Previous delegates say
Previous delegates said Managing Human Failure would help them to:
- manage human errors and violations more effectively
- apply the practical techniques learnt to their role straightaway
- reinforce their behavious when managing human factors
- use the techniques learnt in staff appraisals and incident investigations
- ask informed questions and identify when further expertise is necessary
- compare current practices with good practice
- better understand human behaviours
- mange the affects of stress (on both individuals and the team) more effectively
- introduce new tools and techniques to their organisation
- 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 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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