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Human Reliability Analysis (Safety Critical Task Analysis)       

Human Factors is recognized as a key topic for addressing safety in the oil, gas, onshore chemical plants, pharmaceutical manufacturing and power generation sectors.


This course covers all the topics necessary to produce the human factors analyses to satisfy COMAH safety report submissions, together with guidance on producing the associated procedures and competency management documentation based on these analyses.

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.

Course Objectives

  • Be able to develop a programme of work to address human factors in process safety, with particular emphasis on satisfying regulatory requirements such as COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards)

  • Understand the reasons why Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) needs to be undertaken

  • Comprehend the different types of human error that need to be addressed within process safety

  • Be able to identify safety critical tasks and why they should be prioritised

  • Have an awareness of, and be able to use, techniques such as Hierarchical Task Analysis, Human Failure and Consequence analyses, and Performance Influencing Factors evaluations (Human Factors Critical Task Reviews, HFCTR) for simple tasks

  • Be able to develop procedures and competency requirements  based on the results of the HFCTR analyses

  • Be aware of modelling and assessment tools for evaluating Human Error Probabilities for use in Quantitative Risk  Assessment

Who should attend?

  • Plant Mangers

  • Process Safety Specialists

  • Process Plant Designers

  • Supervisors

  • Senior Process Operators

  • Procedures and Training Developers

Early Fee: USD 995

Standard Fee: USD 1395

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