Human Factors Essentials Training Course

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7 hours (usually 1 day including breaks)


  • Enthusiasm to learn the practical applications of human psychology.



  • Any management or leadership role.
  • Project Members Looking to enhance their team skills.
  • Any operational leaders looking to enhance their inter-personal skillset.


This course is instructor led and can be broken down into six one-hour webinars to be undertaken in one session or as series of separate bite-sized sessions to suit the candidates’ timetable. The course is delivered by highly experienced human factors specialists who have delivered high quality training to numerous high-risk industries including aviation, nuclear power, oil & gas producers, health care and elite sport. The importance of risk and safety awareness is emphasized throughout the delivery with the use of accident case studies from multiple industries. The course takes the candidate through the basic functions of human cognition and show how this understanding can be crafted into practical tools. This tool set can then be brought into the workplace environment at practical, policy and process level in order to enhance performance, efficiencies and reliability. The course is particularly relevant to companies who are increasingly using new technology. The use of checklists and appropriate application of standard operating procedures is thoroughly explored. There is a particular focus on operational risk and how decision-making performance under situations of pressure. The course culminates with a focus on the human factor characteristics of high performing teams and considers what we can all learn.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of human cognition.
  • Apply their understanding to the development of cognitive tools to enhance performance.
  • Grasp the key principles required to enhance compliance, reliability and performance.

Format of the Course:

  • Instructor led.
  • Scenario based presentations, briefings and accident analysis.
  • Break out scenario workshops and group presentation.

Course Outline

  • Introduction.

  • Welcome to you – human cognition.

  • Key competencies in human performance.

  • When humans don't work so well: Accident Case Studies.

  • Threat and Error Management.

  • Summary & Conclusion.

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