Human Factors in Accident and Incident Investigations
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It is estimated that as much as 90% of incidents involve Human
Factors causes. For those wishing to improve human
performance, personal safety, management systems and loss control,
effective investigation of the Human
Factors within accidents and incidents is an essential part of
achieving this aim. The lessons to be learnt from
investigating accidents provides the insights needed to make
effective improvements. Effective accident investigation
identifies critical issues using the minimum of resources possible,
and results in changes being implemented which reduce the risk of
similar accidents happening again, for an appropriate cost.
This is a big challenge, and this course aims to help delegates
find ways of achieving effective accident investigation within
their own organisational context.
This course is designed to give participants an impartial and
pragmatic understanding (and experience) of some of the techniques
that are available for investigating Human Factors issues.
Because of its role as HSE's scientific centre for accident and
incident investigation, and because of its strong theoretical as
well as extensive practical experience in this area, HSE is
uniquely placed to provide a balanced appreciation of the very wide
range of different approaches and techniques that are employed
across various sectors.
What will the course cover?
- Essential background understanding for accident
- Basic principles of a range of accident / incident
investigation techniques to identify causal and contributory
- Practical exercises in investigation
- Understanding human performance failure
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at those relatively new to accident
investigation and human factors or wish to consolidate their medium
level of competence and to share experience and learning with
others from a range of organisations and sectors. Safety
managers, operations managers, quality assurance professionals,
equipment and design specialists, safety advisors and safety
specialists, hazard analysts, regulators, inspectors and human
factors advisors who are relatively new to the role or would like
an opportunity to refresh their competence.
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in
the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District
and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk.
The cost of this two-day course is £1,325 per person (to
include course notes, lunches and dinner on the first night).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
For further dates and additional information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203
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