Training – Human Factors

HF 7 – Human Factors in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) Level 2 (Focal Point)

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

Technical and Process Safety Specialists

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of regulations and best practices;
  • Knowledge of how to apply best-practice methods for assessing and analyzing risk of human error;
  • Hands-on experience using key HF tools and methods;
  • Awareness of modern, advanced techniques for assessing risk in complex systems;
  • Ability to understand and demonstrate that human error has been reduced to an acceptable level.


8 to 12


Classroom based. Attendees are invited to contribute examples of incidents and critical tasks for analysis during the course.


Completed Level 1 training


3 days