Level 1 - Human Performance Learning Pathway for the Energy Sector



Member: £450.00 (excl. VAT)
Non-Member: £500.00 (excl. VAT)

The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) in association with the Energy Institute have developed a suite of human performance capability building training modules specifically for the energy sector (including, oil and gas, downstream chemicals and refining, storage and handling, renewables and power generation). The Level 1 training focuses on the knowledge and understanding of the techniques and concepts in Human Performance (HP). Would give you the ability to identify and discuss HP terminology and principles and be able to use reference and resource materials to inform practice with further instruction and supervision.

The Learning Pathway:

This is a unique professional development learning pathway, the first of its kind, developed specifically to address a business's need for human factors skills. It includes the eLearn, Level 1 and Level 2. In addition, you'll become more of a specialist in two areas by moving to the Full Pathway. The Pathway is supported by the requirement for a mentor who will help you boost your professional development and get the most from the activities you'll need to carry out as you move through the Pathway.

Why you should take this Pathway:

The Pathway unfolds over 3 levels, each one delving deeper into the topics and giving you a more thorough understanding. After you’ve completed each level, a set of multiple-choice questions will allow you to consolidate your knowledge, therefore you will need to understand the information at each level before moving on to the next.

What is human performance?

Human performance is about what people do as part of a system to help manage risk and keep us safe, it’s about understanding the human factors involved with how people interact with plant, equipment, processes and each other. All major hazard industries rely on high levels of human performance to improve safety and reliability.

What is human factors?

Human factors is a scientific discipline that puts people at the centre of everything to ensure their capabilities and limitations are taken into account when designing tasks, equipment, environments, and the systems that support it all. It includes physical workstation design, fatigue, procedures and error.

How does human factors improve human performance?

We use human factors to improve human performance by ensuring that people are given jobs and tasks that are satisfying and challenging but achievable. Applying human factors improves safety by ensuring that, as far as reasonably practicable, the potential for error is designed out and that any residual risks are minimised. We apply knowledge and principles of human factors so that we can set people up for success and they can work together effectively.

What does the Pathway involve?

You'll start with a basic introduction to the concepts and principles of human factors as they relate to human performance. Then you’ll move on to more detailed learning on a number of key topics relevant to the high-hazard industries:

How long does Level 1 take to complete?

Whilst the Pathway is self-paced, Level 1 is designed to be completed in around 100 hours. You will have access to the Energy Institutes learning center for 18 months to complete the course.  

Who should complete this pathway?

Anyone who needs to apply human factors in their organisation. You could be a Safety Engineer, a Process Safety Engineer, an engineer working on a project or you could be an Operations Specialist. Whatever your job, you’re unlikely to have a role centered only on human factors, therefore the Pathway has been designed to be flexible enough to accommodate your normal working duties and the time you have available.

The Pathway could be included in your plan of work with the understanding that the practical activities set out in the Pathway are likely to take place as part of your on-the-job professional development.

How will it benefit me?

On completion of the Pathway, you’ll be eligible to apply for membership of the CIEHF as a Technical Specialist, ensuring that your hard work and accomplishments are formally acknowledged. This means that you’ll be recognised as having the competence and capability to coach colleagues, to inform senior-level discussions, and to apply, integrate, and deliver programs of work in human factors using the tools and techniques you’ll learn about on this Pathway.

Contact details

Training Team: webtraining@energyinst.org, 02074677178

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