Human Factors Foundation - October 2023

Training Course

02/10/2023 - 06/10/2023

Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7AR

Non-Member: £2125.00 (excl. VAT)
Member: £1899.00 (excl. VAT)

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 can be applied within the workplace.

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

Michael Wright 
A Chartered Psychologist and Registered (Chartered) Member of the Chartered Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors. He has over 30 years of consultancy and training experience in Human Factors across oil and gas, nuclear, transport, defense, and emergency services. He brings immense practical experience in applying human factors and can share lessons learned on its successful implementation. Having delivered numerous Human Factors courses to engineering, safety, and operational personnel, he can help relate Human Factors to your work

About this course

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive practical introduction to human factors, giving non-specialists a basis from which to begin implementing Human and Organisational Factors (HOF) within their work. Successful candidates will receive the Human Factors Foundation Certificate from the Energy Institute and Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF), allowing them to demonstrate the skills that have been gained during the course.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course participants should understand:

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Contact details

Training Team:, 02074677178

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