Process and Safety > Human Reliability Analysis (Safety Critical Task Analysis) – Human Factors – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

This 4 half-day Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course will introduce you to a qualitative methodology to undertake Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) – sometimes known as Safety Critical Task Analysis – which is an approach used to pro-actively assess safety critical tasks and other business critical tasks to identify realistic potential human errors so as to take steps to reduce the probability of their occurrence.

Participants will be taken through a Human Reliability Methodology, starting with capturing and decomposing a task to understand its content and context using hierarchical task analysis, through to identifying potential human errors and relevant actions to reduce human error.

This VILT course will include practical activities to embed and provide an experiential learning. Assessment templates are provided for you to take away and use within your own organisation.

At the end of the VILT course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the reasons why HRAs need to be undertaken
  2. Describe the importance of identifying safety critical tasks and why they should be prioritised
  3. Explain hierarchical task analysis, including selecting appropriate steps to decompose to a relevant level of resolution
  4. Walkthrough concepts of Human Error types, Performance Influencing Factors, explain why each type of human error type can occur and what are appropriate actions to reduce the probability of human error
  5. Propose a methodology of undertaking Human Reliability Analysis, including generic Performance Influencing Factors Analysis as a pre-cursor to the actual HRA, and pro-formas for undertaking the analysis

This VILT course is aimed at personnel who need an introduction to Human Reliability Analysis. This may include: process safety managers, production personnel, engineering personnel, designers of plant.

This VILT will be delivered online in 4 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 breaks of 10 minutes per day.

Course Duration: 4 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (16 hours in total).

Your expert course leader is a qualified Chartered Engineer with wide ranging experience in management, manufacturing and maintenance gained in delivering performance improvements in process and manufacturing industries, including for notable blue-chip companies.

He leads an active human reliability consultancy, having personally completed many assessments for clients that have been accepted by the UK’s Health and Safety Executive as part of a site’s COMAH submission. He has delivered over 25 training courses for over 200 candidates on behalf of the UK’s Chemical Industries Association (CIA) and the UK’s Chemical Business Association (CBA), as well as for in-house for clients.

In addition to his Human Reliability Analysis training, he has developed and delivered training courses on Continuous Improvement, Process Safety Performance Indicators, Human Integrity, Standard Operating Procedures, and Root Cause Analysis. These have also been delivered on behalf of the UK’s CIA and CBA.

As a result of his work, he has published several papers and articles on continuous improvement, root cause analysis, maintenance, and energy management. He has also been invited to speak at international maintenance conferences, has lectured at the National Centre of Tribology, and presented papers at the Hazards and HazardEx conferences.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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