Human Factors in Health and Safety
Human Factors in Health and Safety


There is an increasing emphasis on the importance of managing human factors – how the people, the job and the organisation interact as a whole – to achieve improved safety and business performance in the chemical process industries.

Major accidents, including those at Texas City and Buncefield, have highlighted the importance of addressing this aspect of performance.

Yet many of the safety and operational professionals charged with managing human factors have no formal qualifications or training in the human and behavioural sciences.

Human Factors in Health and Safety provides modular training to increase understanding of the core human factors issues specific to the process industries, and how to manage them effectively.

Jointly developed by IChemE and the Keil Centre, a private consultancy practice of chartered psychologists and chartered ergonomics and human factors specialists, the programme focuses on how a better understanding of how to manage human factors can drive safety standards and overall business performance.

The programme consists of four two-day modules, supported by course reading, which together form a broad human factors educational programme over one year.

You can sign up to complete the whole programme or attend single modules to develop understanding of a particular area of human factors.

To date, over 150 leading international companies have benefited from the programme, which is recognised as one of the best of its kind.



The Keil Centre


Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).