Human Factor Safety Training in Mining

Safety in the Mining Industry

The following aspects are covered in Human Factor safety course for the mining 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 Mining

Just as mechanical components have limitations, humans have certain capabilities and limitations that must be considered. For example, nuts and 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.

Human limitations in mining

Humans can:

  • become fatigued and make mistakes
  • are affected by external or environmental influences
  • can exhibit poor judgment due to lack of skills and knowledge
  • have limited perceptual powers, etc.

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.

About the Human Factor in Mining Training Course

About the Human Factor in Mining Courses

These are online courses that you can complete in your own time:

Mining personnel, from CEO to the ‘coal face’ worker, encounter a variety of problems in the workplace causing stress and error and highlighting human performance limitations, including threats such shift work, changing environmental conditions, time pressures, dependence on teamwork, etc.

The Human Factor training programs for mines complement existing safety training, which is already well developed and implemented. The training programs aim to increase situational awareness, communication, procedural compliance and encourage employees to take responsibility for their actions and work ethics.

  1. Classroom based instruction – Human Factor Mining Initial / 2-day course
  2. Online human factor course for the mining industry. The pace of the online course is at the discretion of the student.
  • Classroom based instruction for Human Factor in Mining is a 2-day course with a standard daily rate of R18,000 excl VAT per class. Min 12 delegates / Maximum 25 delegates. A sliding scale is applicable dependent on number of delegates.
  • Training on-site is preferred as we understand the logistics involved in releasing operational staff for extended periods of time. We work with management in scheduling our training around the operational requirements of the customer.
  • For a quotation on Human Factor Training for your organization, please contact us and we will happily assist you in putting together the best offer for your requirements.
  • The on-line Human Factor Mining course cost is per student / per annum, and priced at R1,680 incl VAT.
  • Information and access to the on-line courses are available on the training website at: