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It’s No Accident That We're Only Human

01 July 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

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, accident investigation of the human factors within accidents and incidents is an essential part of achieving this aim.

The lessons to be learned from investigating accidents provide 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.

HSL – Human factors in Accident and Incident Investigations 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.

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 organisations and sectors.

The course will cover:

  • Essential background understanding for accident investigation.

  • Basic principles of a range of accident / incident investigation techniques to identify causal and contributory factors.

  • Practical exercises in investigation.

  • Understanding human performance failure.


Who should attend?

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.

Date and location: 14-15 July 2015, Health and Safety Laboratory, Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9JN.

For further information, Click Here

Picture: The Health and Safety Laboratory in Derbyshire will be the location for the course on effective accident investigation

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 01 July 2015


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