Human Performance for the Energy Sector has been developed as a collaborative effort by
the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors, the Energy
Institute and I-CAB.
From a free one hour eLearn to a fully-supported Learning Pathway to increase competence and capability, we have options to suit your role and your professional development needs.
What is human performance?
Human performance is about what people do as part of a system to help
manage risk and keep us safe, it’s about understanding the human
factors involved with how people interact with plant, equipment,
processes and each other. All major hazard industries rely on high
levels of human performance to improve safety and reliability.
In high hazard industries like the energy sector, good human performance makes the difference between success and failure, an incident-free day and disaster – and even life and death. Everyone has a role to play in managing human performance – and the good news is you don't have to be an expert to make a difference. Being able to recognise situations that will lead to poor human performance, and then being able to do something about it, is in everyone’s power.
What is human factors?
Human factors is a scientific discipline that puts people at the
centre of everything to ensure their capabilities and limitations are
taken into account when designing tasks, equipment, environments and the
systems that support it all. It includes physical workstation design, fatigue, procedures and error.
How does human factors improve human performance?
We use human factors to improve human performance by ensuring that
people are given jobs and tasks that are satisfying, challenging but
achievable. Applying human factors improves safety by ensuring that, as
far as reasonably practicable, the potential for error is designed out
and any residual risks are minimised. We apply knowledge and
principles of human factors so we can set people up for success so they
can work together effectively.
Free Human Performance eLearn
The Energy Institute, working with CIEHF and I-CAB, has released a new 1 to 2 hour e-learning course for everybody working in the energy sector, from front line operators to senior managers. It's an introduction to human performance for the energy sector and it provides:
- Practical guidance on how to improve human performance.
- Simple video case studies that bring human performance to life.
- Simple-to-use tools to help you manage human performance.
You can go one step further by taking an optional quiz, and on successful completion, you'll get a certificate. Sign up now.
If you're keen to learn more, there are a number of options.
Levels 1 and 2
Moving on from the eLearn to Levels 1 and 2 gives you further awareness and competence in Human Performance by increasing your knowledge and understanding of the techniques and concepts human factors provides. You'll get a high-level overview at Level 1 and a more detailed look at specific topics at Level 2. Level 1 will be available soon, and this will be followed closely by Level 2.