EI LIVE | Human Factors Safety Critical Task Analysis - Sep 2022


12/09/2022 - 23/09/2022


Non-Member: £1550.00 (excl. VAT)
Member: £1330.00 (excl. VAT)

A 5-day training course on Human Factors Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA). Delegates will be able to facilitate SCTA sessions of their own and know what to look for in a good quality SCTA project work, e.g. if they are doing the course to acquire the knowledge to be an intelligent customer.

Welcome seminar - 12 Sep 2022

Main course elements over one week - 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 September 2022.
Each session will run from 8:30 - 10:00 BST each day.

Why the EI's Human Factors Safety Critical Task Analysis training course?

Human Factors is recognized as a key topic for addressing safety in the oil, gas, onshore chemical plants, pharmaceutical manufacturing and power generation sectors.

This course covers all the topics necessary to produce the human factors analyses to satisfy COMAH safety report submissions, together with guidance on producing the associated procedures and competency management documentation based on these analyses.

This is arguably the most important Human Factors topic area to get right for upper and lower tier COMAH sites. There is a lot of attention on this topic from the regulator but it is also foundational to the other topic areas and directly links with procedures and competency management. Besides reducing the risk of failure due to human error around COMAH critical tasks, the methods and techniques taught on this course can also lead to quality and production enhancements, as tasks are thoroughly reviewed and improved.

Whether you’re starting your journey into SCTA, you are more experienced and want to brush up on best practice tools and techniques, or whether you just want to know what a good quality SCTA involves so you can be an intelligent customer when procuring these services from others, this course will suit you.

Key benefits:

Learning outcomes:

Upon completing this training course, delegates should:

Who should take this course?

  • Introduction to human factors (HF)
  • Predicting and preventing Slips, Mistakes and Violations
  • Addressing Human Factors in Major Accident scenarios for COMAH safety reviews
  • Task and error analysis tools and techniques.
  • Human failure identification, identifying and improving factors affecting error probability
  • Using task and error analysis to develop 'Risk Aware' Procedures and Competency management

Bonus material:

  • 1hr recorded webinar on Critical Task Identification and prioritisation
  • 1hr recorded webinar on HRA quantification and incident analysis
  • 1hr recorded webinar on practical experience of embedding Human Factors and a programme of SCTA in an organisation

Course Access:

  • 20hrs of video talks, quizzes, exercises, workshops, and webinars.
  • As well as the live training programme delegates will have access to all the course materials and the Human Factors Risk Manager (HFRM) which is a specialist tool for conducting SCTA for 2 months.


  • If you're interested in doing the course over 5 weeks rather than 1 week to have more time and flexibility or would like a self-directed version of the course done at your own pace and schedule, then please email the Training Team to discuss the options.
  • If you have 10 or more people from one organisation then in-house options can be explored, again please enquire via email.

This training course is delivered in partnership with Human Reliability Associates.

Contact details

Training Team: webtraining@energyinst.org, +442074677178

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