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HSL is to run a 2 day course on Human Factors in Accident and Incident Investigations.

5-6 July 2016


It is estimated that as much as 90% of incidents involve Human
Factors causes.  For those wishing to improve human
performance, personal safety, management systems and loss control,
effective A photo of a train on its side following an accidentinvestigation of the Human
Factors within accidents and incidents is an essential part of
achieving this aim.  The lessons to be learnt from
investigating accidents provides the insights needed to make
effective improvements.  Effective accident investigation
identifies critical issues using the minimum of resources possible,
and results in changes being implemented which reduce the risk of
similar accidents happening again, for an appropriate cost. 
This is a big challenge, and this course aims to help delegates
find ways of achieving effective accident investigation within
their own organisational context.

This course is designed to give participants an impartial and
pragmatic understanding (and experience) of some of the techniques
that are available for investigating Human Factors issues.

Because of its role as HSE’s scientific centre for accident and
incident investigation, and because of its strong theoretical as
well as extensive practical experience in this area, HSL is
uniquely placed to provide a balanced appreciation of the very wide
range of different approaches and techniques that are employed
across various sectors.

This course is aimed at those relatively new to accident
investigation and human factors or wish to consolidate their medium
level of competence and to share experience and learning with
others from a range organisations and sectors.

What will the course cover?

  • Essential background understanding for accident

  • Basic principles of a range of accident / incident
    investigation techniques to identify causal and contributory

  • Practical exercises in investigation

  • Understanding human performance failure


Who should attend?

Safety managers, operations managers, quality assurance
professionals, equipment and design specialists, safety advisors
and safety specialists, hazard analysts, regulators, inspectors and
human factors advisors who are relatively new to the role or would
like an opportunity to refresh their


The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of
Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good
links to mainline train stations and Manchester International

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at


The cost of this two-day course is £1195 per person (to
include course notes, lunches and dinner on the first night).

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Please note the invoice option is not available within 4
weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers.

For further dates and additional information email:
or contact the Training & Conferences Unit

at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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