Updated: Jan 3, 2022
Human performance - It affects our ability to work safely and efficiently.
Human performance was designed keeping in mind a need to have shared responsibilities between employees and an organization in order to drive improvement. It’s a strategic approach for improving performance, reducing human error and managing controls so as to reduce unwanted events and/or mitigate their impact should they occur.
Some facts on Human Error
- It's actually a consequence rather than cause
- It’s a major contributor to unwanted events and outcomes
- It’s costly, adverse to safety and hinders productivity
- Error rates can never be reduced to zero
- Similar errors occur in all industries
- Human error can be reduced by providing proper training
Our Human Performance Safety training is based on the philosophy which acknowledges that people make mistakes, then identifies the Traps & Tools that cause those mistakes and provides education to eliminate them.
Our human performance safety training will empower organizations and individual employees to contribute to operational excellence.
We provide tools and techniques to minimize errors, help focus on more deliberate thoughts and actions for doing safe work, create better awareness of potential consequences and improve situational awareness of error likely situations.
What will you learn in the course?
Precursors of human error
Organizational influences on human behavior/error
Event failure analysis
Error reduction tools
Effective performance coaching techniques
To establish a culture of safety with a focus on the principles of human performance, organizations should take advantage of our training resources. Further, establishing the below norms will enhance the safety culture.
Employees feel free to stop a task when uncertain to clarify procedures and ask questions.
Peer checking. This is when an employee engages with an equally qualified person as a second verifier of the activity.
Formal procedures – Develop SOPs and train employees to follow them.
When training on a new task, set up pre-job briefings and post-job reviews.
Work environments today are increasingly complex and dynamic. Safety practitioners and leaders must develop an increasingly broader view and consider more holistic approaches to Human performance safety training.
If your organization is interested in improving safety, an Error Prevention Institute professional can help you in your safety journey. Get in touch with us today to learn more.
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