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Human Factors in Health and Safety comes to Brisbane

Following the success and near capacity bookings of the inaugural Human Factors in Health and Safety training course held in Perth this year, IChemE and The Keil Centre will now be bringing the programme to Brisbane, with the first module set to commence on 25-26 September 2013.

The intensive programme will be delivered over a twelve month period via four two-day modules by accredited human factors professionals with experience of the process industries.

The programme is structured around the Great Britain Health and Safety Executive’s “top ten” human and organisational factors topics for the UK and Europe market and has now been tailored to meet the needs of the Australian process industries and resources sector.

• Module 1- An introduction to human factors: 25-26 September 2013
• Module 2- Human reliability and failure: 26-27 February 2014
• Module 3- Organisational issues: 28-29 May 2014
• Module 4- Human factors and design: 3-4 September 2014

The content and style of delivery will cater for a variety of learning styles using theory, case studies, group discussions and interactive practical exercises targeted to operations managers, HSE advisors and specialists, industry regulators and international human factors advisors.

Feedback from delegates who attended the Perth programme include: “Both key presenters were extremely knowledgeable and engaging. I feel very excited about this course and look forward to the remaining modules; had a lot of opportunity to network and enjoyed meeting new contacts; Highly recommended ; Glad I have signed up for all 4 modules!”

“Highly competent and useful presentation; A good balance of lecture and exercises; really enjoyed the case studies and group activities; This is an ideal course for SHE professionals who want to learn more about practical ways to influence human behaviour.”

IChemE and The Keil Centre joined forces to respond to the need to address the human failures that often threaten the complex and potentially hazardous systems within the chemical and process industries.

For example, Piper Alpha, Texas City and the Longford gas plant blast in Victoria in 1998 had been identified as process safety incidents where the human element was a key contributing factor.

The Keil Centre is a leading practice of Chartered Psychologist and Registered Ergonomists, well-placed to develop and lead a human factors raining programme tailored specifically to meet the needs of the chemical and process industries.

To register, or for more information contact April Hinde, or visit event website.

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