Safety Essentials

Introduction to Human Factors

In this course we will look at the accident prevention, when we formulate design, safety case, risk assessments and procedures, it’s pretty clear that human factors should be our first consideration.

What's included?

Course Description 

The Health and Safety Executive defines Human Factors as ‘referring to environmental, organisational and job factors, and human and individual characteristics, which influence behaviour at work in a way that could affect health and safety’.

When we think about accident prevention, when we formulate design, safety case, risk assessments and procedures, it’s pretty clear that human factors should be our first consideration.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course you should be able to:
  • Get a good grip on how human factors and failures can affect business performance 
  • Show how workforce communication enhances workplace safety 
  • Explain how analysis of incidents and near misses can identify areas where human factors can be addressed 
  • Understand the benefits of incorporating the potential effects of human factors into the initial design of a facility