Human Factors

Human Factors


 Human Factors

This course you with an overview of human factors concepts, knowledge and practical applications,
with a focus on the current and future role of human factors in the operational environment of the
aviation industry.


Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand factors that contribute to human error and non-compliance with rules and procedures
  • Apply human factor principles and concepts to manage errors and violations on an individual, organisational and systemic level

Subjects covered

  • Human Factors: Past and Present
    • Origin of aviation psychology and human factors (HF)
    • Military accident rates: World War I
    • The birth of HF: World War II
    • Post-war civil and military aerospace developments in HF
    • The role of HF in contemporary aviation
  • Human Factors and Systems Safety: Fundamental Concepts
    • The Reason model
    • The SHEL model
    • Practical applications to safety management
    • Error tolerant systems
  • Human Factors and Risk Management
    • Fundamental concepts of risk management
    • Hazard identification
    • Methods of risk management
    • Risk matrices
    • Introduction to Bow Tie Analysis
  • Understanding and Managing Human Error
    • Principles of human error
    • Errors versus violations
    • Do errors ’cause’ accidents?
    • Error-producing conditions
  • Human Performance: Capabilities and Limitations
    • Basic characteristics of human information processing
    • Perception
    • Decision-making
  • Human Factors Across the Industry
    • Application of HF knowledge to aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul organisations
    • Integrating HF and safety management in the airline industry
    • Managing HF in the aircraft manufacturing industry
    • HF in air safety investigation
    • The role of the HF specialist
    • Specialist HF assistance
  • Human Factors in Flight Crew Licensing and Crew Resource Management (CRM)
    • Considerations and overcoming HF issues
  • Human Factors and Safety Management Systems (SMS)
    • HF considerations in each element of an SMS
  • Safety and Culture
  • Case studies

Total participants: 10

Prerequisites: At least 1 year experience in aviation related field.

Candidates must achieve 70% for the assessment to be awarded with a certificate

Course Length: TBC

Course Venues: UK & Africa

Course Dates: TBA


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