Human Factors in
Safety Critical Organisations
A human factors approach to safety differs from traditional safety training in that the focus is less with the technical knowledge and skills required to perform specific tasks, but rather with the cognitive and interpersonal skills needed to effectively manage a team-based, high-risk activity.
A key objective is to equip the workforce with a range of non-technical skills that complement technical competency and include teamwork, situational awareness, decision making, communication and workload and fatigue management.
All staff need to recognise that human error is inevitable and that cooperative and collaborative teams are the greatest asset to achieving safety and high reliability in complex or hazardous work environments. At all levels within the workforce there should be an understanding of the human causes of error and an ability to take a more proactive approach to the avoidance, trapping and mitigating of errors.
The HF Trainers course is 5 days of training and is suitable for personnel who will be involved in training and developing human factors skills in the organisation. This highly facilitative and interactive programme covers the core elements of human factors and develops skills, knowledge and expertise in the planning, design and delivery of effective human factors training sessions. The course package includes comprehensive materials with copyright licence for use for the purpose of training staff employed by the client organisation. The course provides skills in training development enabling the student to develop further materials reflecting the unique nature and requirements of their organisation.
The course package includes:
- Comprehensive HF trainer manual
- PowerPoint presentation
- Course handouts
- Copyright license for internal training
- Accident investigation reports & case studies
This course is available at our training centre in the UK and can also be delivered as an in-company course for your organisation at your location.