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Human Factors Awareness Free Online Training

Training Course - EI Short Course

Human factors awareness is a free web-based course. It provides 11 modules including an introduction to human factors, and 10 modules based on the HSE key topics and EI ‘Top Ten’ human factors issues.  Users should take this course before embarking on more in-depth learning, such as from the EI's classroom training courses.

Human factors awareness is a free web-based course. It provides 11 modules including an introduction to human factors, and 10 modules based on the HSE key topics and EI ‘Top Ten’ human factors issues.

Course overview:

  • an introduction to a human factors topic
  • problems and issues linked to that topic
  • the causal factors that make these problems and issues more likely
  • possible solutions
  • real examples and case studies where applying human factors has been beneficial, and
  • eight assessment questions to test learning.  

On completion of each module, users receive a score based on how well they answer the assessment questions.

The course is interactive, providing additional information and pop-up boxes, as well as links to other websites and videos to watch.  Each module will typically take around 30 minutes to complete, depending on how much of the additional information is viewed, and can be completed in a number of sittings.

Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at building awareness of human and organisational factors issues.  It is intended for those who are responsible for managing people and safety – e.g. senior managers, managers, supervisors, and operators – as well as those seeking an introduction to human and organisational factors, but have little-to-no prior knowledge of the subject.

Although completion of all modules is recommended, users can complete 1 or more individual modules according to time constraints and interests.  The ‘Introduction to human factors’ module should be completed first (and by senior managers as a minimum).

Users may wish to take this course before embarking on more in-depth learning, such as from longer face-to-face training courses. 

Where to access:

Access this course at: www.eihoflearning.org

You will need to register before taking the course. Registration is free (follow the instructions from the Human factors awareness home page).