Training – Human Factors

HF 6 – Human Factors in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) Level 1 (Awareness)

Course Overview

Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) uses a variety of tools and methods to understand the hazards and risks of a process that could lead to major incidents. Widely used methods include HAZID and HAZOP, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and Bowtie Analysis. In some countries, PHA is mandated for the identification of risk in the design, operation and modification of hazardous processes.

Regulators and Standards Authorities in many countries have introduced requirements that the risks associated with Human Factors are adequately considered during PHA studies and Process Safety Management Systems.

This training provides an understanding of some of the approaches that can be used to address Human Factors issues in Process Hazard Analysis. It covers tools and methods that can be used to identify, assess and analyze the risks associated with human error.

Who Should Attend

Engineering Managers, Project and Discipline Engineers, Technical and Process Safety Specialist, Operations Personnel and HSE Specialists.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize how loss of human reliability can lead to major process safety events;
  • Awareness of regulatory requirements, standards and sources of industry good-practice;
  • Awareness of tools and methods commonly used to address Human Factors in PHAs.


12 to 20


Classroom based with group exercises




1 Day