Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
Safety is a priority in every industry. This course considers safety from a human factors perspective, and is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about the factors that can influence human performance and safety.
The course will provide insight into human behaviour at work, from how we work together and make decisions (non-technical skills) to the impact of the workplace environment (heat, noise) on our ability to work safely and effectively.
By covering the most up to date research in this area, alongside evaluating real life case studies to discover what went wrong, this course will equip professionals from every industry with the tools they need to begin evaluating, and improving, safety at their own place of work.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course considers the factors that can enhance and limit human performance at work, with a particular focus on safety. An integral aspect of the course will be the evaluation of real life case studies (such as Deepwater Horizon, Apollo 13 and the Tenerife aircraft disaster) to learn more about what can go wrong, and how workers on the frontline can mitigate or reduce the likelihood of an accident or injury. Looking ahead, the course will also discuss the development of interventions designed to increase safety and performance at work. By bringing together professionals from industry this course will also encourage you to reflect on best practice in your industry and to discuss that best practice with like-minded individuals. By the end of the course you will be armed with new knowledge to take back, and apply, to your own industrial sector!
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Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Individual report (40%); Written exam (50%); discussion group participation (10%).
There are no assessments for this course.