Human Factor Safety Training in Manufacturing and Production

Safety in the Manufacturing & Production Industry

The following aspects are covered in Human Factor safety course for the construction industry:

  • Personality and Behaviour
  • Communication
  • Conformity and Assertiveness
  • Decision Making
  • Judgment
  • Management of Fatigue and Stress
  • Situational Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • The Learning Process
  • Complacency and Routines
  • Cultural and Gender Aspects
  • Threat and Error Management
  • Management of resources/ Commodities
  • SOP Compliance

Human Factor Safety Training in Manufacturing & Production

Just as mechanical components have limitations, humans have certain capabilities and limitations that must be considered. For example, nuts and bolts used to attach two components can withstand forces that act to pull them apart. It is clear that these bolts will eventually fail if enough force is applied to them. The same principles apply, in that human performance is likely to degrade and eventually ‘fail’ under certain conditions such as stress.

Performance is also affected by social and emotional factors. Workers within specific industries may work in a variety of different environments, in all types of weather and climatic conditions, day and night. Physical environments have their own specific factors that may impinge on human performance.

Human Factor Training in the Manufacturing and Production Industry

In an environment such as the Manufacturing Industry, that has extremely high levels of Risk, it is vital that employees are able to:

  • develop a NATURAL Culture of Compliance
  • manage their mind-set & separate domestic stresses from work
  • work as highly effective synchronized teams
  • communicate effectively & recognize any failures
  • cope effectively with emergencies or abnormal situations
  • detect risks & problems timeously
  • maintain high levels of Situational Awareness
  • manage interpersonal relations effectively