Aviation Safety Training

Aviation - Human Factors Continuation Training (A2)

Human Factors Continuation Training.

Humans rarely operate at 100% reliability. Our performance is influenced by many things, and the more performance influencing factors we have to contend with the more likely it is we will make errors. These occurs often result in personal injury. Many industries are mandated to study HF as it’s recognised that awareness can reduce the risk of injury and can bring about a cultural change in order to increase error reporting.

Training in human factors is, therefore, important in order not only to help people understand what the issues are, but how to adopt good human factors practice in all aspects of work. Such training is appropriate for all staff who have an impact upon safety. That could be most people within an organisation.
The aim of our Human Factors courses is to:

• impart knowledge on human factors and safety, and details of how the company human factors programme works;
• developing skills (where appropriate);
• influencing people’s attitudes and;
• influencing behaviour.

Human factors training should not be something radically new - it covers basic safety principles and practices which should already be incorporated within a safety management and quality system, and how to ensure that work is carried out in a professional manner.

Without proper training, other initiatives related to error management and safety improvement (such as error reporting and investigation, better shift and task handover procedures, improvements in procedure design, etc.) will probably not be effective in the long term. An integrated approach, linking human factors training with organisational safety management and error management initiatives, is essential.

Topics covered include -

• Why you are here: what the regulations say.
• History of aviation – including latest accident rates and pattern and trend analysis
• What is Human Factors?
• How reliable are we as humans
• Performance influencing Factors
• The “Error Zone” – includes sections on stress, communication, circadian rhythms and fatigue, shift work, arousal and performance, peer pressure, lack of knowledge, situational awareness, perception, memory, assertiveness, complacency,
• Our “Error Defences” – how we defend against error – includes tool control, following procedures, reporting, training, communication etc.
• Error Management –Why we need to report, types of things to report
• Blame Cultures and Just Cultures
• How well is your Error Management Systems performing – 3 ages of reporting
• Organisational culture and risk
• How aviation safety is evolving

The certificate you receive upon successful completion of the course is issued on the understanding that you have undertaken an Initial Human Factors course. Your certificate is valid for two years.

Please be advised that some organisations will not accept online training course certificates so please ensure this certificate will be acceptable at your place (or intended place) of work. We are not able to offer a refund if your certificate is rejected.

If you have concerns we strongly advise you to contact us and arrange a classroom based Human Factors course.
  • Human Factors Continuation Training
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 2 years