Human Factors in Health and Safety

A better understanding of human factors – how the people, the job and the organisation interact as a whole – can help drive safety standards and business performance. The Human Factors in Health and Safety training programme examines the core human factors issues in the process industries and how to manage them effectively.

Human and organisational factors have contributed to the causes of several incidents in the chemical process industries. Yet many of the safety and operational professionals responsible for managing human factors have no formal training in the behavioural sciences.

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) addresses this gap by providing training on the core human factors issues in the process industries and how to implement solutions to manage them effectively within a safety management system.

Human Factors in Health and Safety is a modular training programme delivered in partnership with The Keil Centre, a recognised centre of excellence in human factors, and endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.

The training programme is ideal for anyone looking for a comprehensive overview of human factors, including HSE managers/advisors, operations managers, safety engineers, chemical/process engineers, and in-house human factors advisors. It aims to develop understanding of what human factors is, how it affects health and safety, and how to manage it within an organisation, including the scope and involvement of different parties. Delegates will develop knowledge about specific topic areas related to major accidents and how to reduce the related risks, and discover the common tools and techniques used within human factors.

There are modules scheduled throughout 2019. To find out more visit