EI LIVE free webinar | Human Factors Safety Critical Task Analysis

Training Course
  • 30-09-2021
  • 12:00 - 13:00
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A free EI Live webinar, providing an introduction and overview of Human Factors Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA) methodology.

To manage safety properly we need a good understanding about how tasks are actually performed (Work-as-done) and not how we think they are performed (Work-as-imagined). Safety management can be compromised if misalignment persists. Symptoms of these issues include non-compliance, deviations and error. In the worst cases safety management is decoupled from how work is actually performed.

This free webinar will provide an introduction and overview of a systems based, cost-effective and practical approach to managing Human Factors issues called Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA). This is based on SHERPA which was first published in 1986. The methodology seeks to realign Work-as-imagined with Work-as-done, by reviewing task steps, coming to a consensus about best practice, reviewing risks, and reducing risks through design and engineering improvements.

While we try to get to a closer understanding of Work-as-done we’ll outline strategies for encouraging a better picture of Work-as-disclosed. We’ll also discuss Work-as-prescribed through the development of better procedures and training documentation. We’ll also argue for a positive role for work-as-imagined in the risk assessment process.

 SCTA is a proactive approach to managing the risks arising from human error in sectors such as oil, gas and chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and power generation. In the oil, gas, and chemicals sector it is a regulatory requirement to follow such an approach for upper and lower tier COMAH sites in the UK, and other jurisdictions overseas. This proactive approach also represents good practice for many other sectors where human error could lead to significant costs to human health and the environment. Although many organisations assume that human error is inevitable, it is possible to minimise specific failures leading to safety, economic and quality related losses by the systematic application of human factors principles. Importantly, these interventions go beyond simply retraining and creating more procedures to include design and engineering improvements and managing the conditions of work.

Webinar Objectives:
  • Understand the problem of misalignment between Work-as-imagined and Work-as-done
  • Outline how Human Factors Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA) can help realign these perspectives
  • Explain the elements of the SCTA methodology and how they relate to different perspectives of work
  • Identify the role of other perspectives on work, e.g. Work-as-disclosed and Work-as-prescribed

Webinar Outline:
  • Understanding the importance of different perspectives on work and impact on safety management
  • Overview of SHERPA (Systematic Human Error and Process Analysis)
  • Task analysis: From Work-as-imagined to Work-as-done
  • Human Failure and PIF Analysis: Imagination in risk assessment and recommendations
  • Workshops and Walkthroughs
  • Work-as-prescribed: Creating procedures and training material
  • Factors affecting alignment between Work-as-Imagined and Work-as-done

By attending the webinar you will receive a 20% unique discount code to register for the full online training course.

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This webinar is delivered in partnership with Human Reliability Associates.

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