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New Modular Training courses  in  Human Factors available

We have recently delivered a series of training courses on how to address in human factors in COMAH reports

We are working with eight hospitals applying systems safety principles to Patient Safety as part of Phase 2 of the Safer Clinical Systems project for the Health Foundation

We have produced a review of human factors issues that might have played a part in the Deepwater Horizon accident

New! Latest trial version of the Human Factors Workbench software to support human factors for COMAH safety cases now available as a download from this website- Avialable Here



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With more than 30 years of experience in human factors and a team of experienced consultants and engineers, Human Reliability offers expertise to its clients in:

  • Oil, Gas & Chemical Processing
  • Healthcare & Social Care
  • Aviation
  • Rail
  • Power Generation
  • Marine

Human Reliability is internationally recognised and respected for helping major organisations improve safety and achieve higher productivity.  We provide consultancy, training, as well as undertaking research, in the following areas:

  • Human error prevention
  • Human factors audits
  • Incident investigation
  • Non-technical skills (e.g. teamwork, decision making, situation awareness, leadership)
  • Procedures
  • Training and competence management
  • Safety culture
  • Staffing, workload & fatigue
  • Safety critical communications
  • Human factors in design
  • Human factors in COMAH safety reports

Human Reliability Associates Ltd was founded by Dr David Embrey and is based in NW England.

Human Factors in Oil & Gas, Chemical, Energy, Process, Healthcare, Aviation & Rail industriesInstitute of Ergonomics and Human FactorsHuman Factors and Ergonomics, IEHF Registered Consultancy