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Cost per delegate

EI member

  • £1550 + VAT 

Non EI member

  • £1800 + VAT

A 10% early-bird discount is available on all courses booked two or more months in advance. 

Testimonials

"An intensive but very useful course. I would highly recommend it to anybody interested in learning more about Human and Organisational Factors"

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Contact

For more details on any of the training courses please contact Marjan Azodi in the EI training team on:

T: +44 (0)20 7467 7155

E: mazodi@energyinst.org

This 5 day course delivers a comprehensive introduction into human factors for non-specialists. It provides a practical, engaging and interactive background to key topic areas, as well as to how human and organisational factors (HOF) can be applied within the workplace.  Successful candidates will receive the Human Factors Foundation Certificate from the Energy Institute and IEHF, allowing them to demonstrate the skills that have been gained during the course.

This course is designed to:

  • provide a comprehensive practical introduction to human factors
  • give non-specialists a basis from which to begin implementing HOF within their work

Who should take this course?

  • Those working within operating companies – including managers, operators and supervisors (anyone with a responsibility for people, safety and the environment)
  • Those receiving university training as a prelude to working within major accident hazard industries (eg. engineering degrees, business degrees, (such as MBA’s) as well as recent graduates

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course participants should understand:

  • the meaning of HOF and the scope of the subject
  • common approaches to the management of HOF, and appreciate the benefits of applying these approaches in a major accident hazard context
  • how HOF techniques can be integrated with other risk management activities

Course topics

Module 1: Overview of human and organisational factors

  • Introduction to human and organisational factors
  • Human and organisational factors in process safety
  • Human failure events
  • Safety culture

Module 2: Human and organisational factors in risk management

  • Human and organisational factors in investigation
  • Qualitative human reliability analysis
  • Quantitative human reliability analysis

Module 3: Human and organisational factors in work systems

  • Procedures and competence management
  • Workload and staffing
  • Fatigue and shift-work
  • Safety critical communications
  • Management of human and organisational factors

Module 4:Non-technical skills

  • Introduction to non-technical skills
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Situation awareness
  • Decision-making
  • Leadership

Module 5: Human and organisational factors in design

  • Introduction to HOF in design
  • Managing HOF in design

Trainer Profiles

Greenstreet Berman - Click here for more information on the trainers

Assessment
The course will be assessed by a multiple choice examination on each module. Successful participants will receive a Human Factors Foundation certificate from the Energy Institute.