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Human factors safety critical task analysis training

A two-day course addressing human factors issues in COMAH safety reports and teaching delegates how to carry out human factors safety critical task reviews. Running on 23-24 May 2019 and 25-26 November 2019 in London.

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.


Key benefits:

Learning outcomes:
Upon completing this training course, delegates should:
  • Be able to develop a programme of work to address human factors in process safety, with particular emphasis on satisfying regulatory requirements such as COMAH
  • Understand the different types of human error that need to be addressed within process safety
  • Be able to apply the HFCTR tools during new plant design or modifications
  • Be able to identify safety critical tasks
  • Have an awareness of, and be able to use, techniques such as Hierarchical Task Analysis, Human Failure and Consequence analyses, and Performance Influencing Factors evaluations (Human Factors Critical Task Reviews, HFCTR) for simple tasks
  • Be able to develop procedures and competency requirements based on the results of the HFCTR analyses
  • Be aware of modelling and assessment tools for evaluating Human Error Probabilities for use in Quantitative Risk Assessment
Who should take this course?
  •  Plant Mangers
  •  Process Safety specialists
  •  Process plant designers
  •  Supervisors
  •  Senior process operators
  •  Procedures and training developers
Course overview:
Day 1:
  •  Introduction to human factors
  •  Predicting and preventing slips, mistakes and violations
  •  Human factors in process plant design
  •  Addressing human factors in major accident scenarios for COMAH safety reviews
  •  Task and error analysis tools and techniques
Day 2:
  •  Human failure identification, identifying and improving factors affecting error probability
  •  Using task and error analysis to develop ‘risk aware’ procedures and competency management
  •  Shift handovers, staffing levels and safety critical communication
  •  Incident investigation methods
  •  Quantifying human error probabilities for QRA


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