Training – Human Factors

HF 4 – HF Engineering In Capital Projects – Level 1 (Awareness)

Course Overview

‘Human error’ often occurs because of badly designed equipment interfaces or poorly laid out work environments. Common examples include;

  • Critical equipment that is difficult to access for operation, maintenance or inspection purposes
  • Lack of space to work safely and reliably or to lay-down tools and equipment
  • Instrument and control panels that is confusing or difficult to understand
  • Equipment that is poorly or ambiguously labeled
  • Graphical DCS displays that are confusing or involve difficult or complex interactions
  • Alarm systems that overwhelm operators with unnecessary detail

This training aims to provide an awareness of design and layout considerations necessary to ensure that work systems and working environments allow operations and maintenance personnel to work safely, efficiently and reliably.

Who Should Attend

Engineering Managers, Project and Discipline Engineers, HSE, Technical and Process Safety Specialist, Senior Operations and Maintenance staff.

Learning Outcomes

  • Awareness of the link between lack of attention to HFE in design, and health and safety outcomes;
  • Recognition of the importance of HFE and the benefits it can deliver;
  • Awareness of international best practices and key technical standards
  • Awareness of key HFE activities in the project lifecycle and critical HFE design review points.


12 – 20


Classroom based with group exercises




1 Day