Human Factors in Health and Safety

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There is an increasing emphasis on the importance of managing ‘human factors’ to achieve improved safety and business performance in the chemical process industries. Major accidents, including those at Texas City and Buncefield, have once again highlighted the importance of addressing this aspect of performance. However, many of the safety and operational professionals charged with managing human factors have no formal qualifications or training in the behavioural sciences. To help address this gap, The Keil Centre and IChemE have organised this 2-year development programme. This particular course is supported by the Health and Safety Executive.

There is an increasing emphasis on the importance of managing ‘human factors’ to achieve improved safety and business performance in the chemical process industries. Major accidents, including those at Texas City and Buncefield, have once again highlighted the importance of addressing this aspect of performance. However, many of the safety and operational professionals charged with managing human factors have no formal qualifications or training in the behavioural sciences. To help address this gap, The Keil Centre and IChemE have organised this 2-year development programme. This particular course is supported by the Health and Safety Executive.