EI human factors training courses: 1-3 June 2011

May 11, 2011

The EI is hosting two human factors training courses during the first week of June 2011, to be delivered by Bill Gall.

Bill is a member of the EI’s Human and Organisational Factors Committee and a Chartered Psychologist.  He is the author of the EI’s Human factors briefing notes (second editions soon to be published) and Guidance on investigating and analysing human and organisational factors aspects of incidents and accidents.  By his own admission, Bill’s personal goal is ‘to eradicate the terms ergonomics and human factors and convince management that the principles involved are part of good management practice.’  Attendees of the courses should therefore leave equipped with good management processes to share within the workplace.

The courses:

Basic human factors – 1 June 2011
This one day training course provides an essential overview of the role of human and organisational factors in the energy sector and allied industries.  The course will examine the environmental, organisational and job factors, and human and individual characteristics which influence behaviour at work in a way which can affect health and safety outcomes.  Delegates will learn how they can improve procedures, conditions and performance in their own workplace.

Accident and incident investigation –  2-3 June 2011
This two day training course will focus on the analysis of incidents and accidents and will clarify the process of identifying root causes using practical examples.  The course will provide an overview of available analysis methods and the application of these to identify the underlying management and organisational deficiencies responsible.

If you are interested in attending either or both of these courses, please contact Will Sadler e: wsadler@energyinst.org.