Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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Human factors in accident and incident investigations
Managing human failures is essential to prevent major accidents, occupational accidents and ill health, all of which can cost businesses money, reputation and potentially their continued existence.
A two-day course being staged next month by the Health & Safety Executive will provide an impartial and pragmatic understanding of some of the techniques available for investigating Human Factors issues.
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.
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.
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. You'll learn from industry experts that have extensive practical experience in a wide range of approaches and techniques at the world renowned HSE Science and Research Centre, which is dedicated to the investigation and research of health & safety science. It will cover, specifically:
* 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
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, will benefit.
The cost of this two-day course is £1,325 per person (to include course notes, lunches and dinner on the first night).
19th May 2022