Human Factors Application in Aviation

Human Factors Application in Aviation

3-day course | London Gatwick & In-company
  • Delivered by active UK CAA regulators and Human factors experts
  • Explore ICAO’s Human Performance Principles
  • Learn to apply Human Factor principles and models
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27/04/2020 London Gatwick £1,290.00 More than 5 places Book
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Course overview

What is Human Factors?

Human Factors aims to understand people’s limitations and capabilities and how they influence a person’s actions and behaviours. This knowledge needs to be applied to the aviation environment, which is dynamic and constantly changing. Understanding how people actually perform under operational circumstances enables the development of systems and procedures that support people to contribute to aviation safety.

Course Overview

This course provides delegates with an overview of Human Factors and how to manage them. It will explore the basic principles and, in line with ICAO Human performance principles, and delegates will learn how the limitations affect human performance in an operational environment. It will translate this knowledge into practical applications that can be used within the delegate’s professional environments to support optimum human performance.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for aviation professionals who require an overview of Human Factors and associated requirements.

Key topics

This training course will include the following topics:

  • Overview of Human Factor principles
  • ICAO Human Performance Principles
  • Everyday factors affecting human performance
  • Understanding of the influence of organisational issues
  • Investigation of Human Factor incidents
  • How to develop robust Human Factor incident closure actions
  • Practical application of Human Factors principles and models

Course objectives

By the end of this course delegates will demonstrate an understanding of the following through presentation and interactive discussion:

  • Understand Human Factors limitations and how they affect human performance a day to day environment
  • Develop and explore approaches to the understanding of Human Factors within their organisation
  • Putting into practice the practical assessment and management of Human Performance


Delegates should have an understanding of Human Factors requirements in relation to their organisation and working environment.

Further reading

UK CAA’s Strategy and Action Plan for Human Factors in Civil Aviation
This strategy sets out how we propose to contribute to the development of greater understanding and application of Human Factors (HF) knowledge to support Human Performance (HP) in the operational environment.

European Strategy for Human Factors in Aviation
The Strategy sets out to achieve two principal functions. First, to foster consistency in the integration of human factors principles in the regulation, governance, system design, training, licensing, audit and assurance of aviation activities. Second, it outlines how the practical understanding and application of human factors can serve in enhancing safety performance across the aviation safety system.

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We can also tailor this training courses to suit an organisation’s individual training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered in the UK or at a client’s international location. Contact us for more information.

Course Type Course Name Start Date End Date Venue Cost Availability Book
Class Human Factors Application in Aviation 27/04/2020 29/04/2020 London Gatwick £1,290.00 More than 5 places Book
Class Human Factors Application in Aviation 26/10/2020 28/10/2020 London Gatwick £1,290.00 More than 5 places Book

Human Factors Application in Aviation Instructors

Human Factors Application in Aviation Instructors

Anna Vereker

Anna Vereker

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Anna is a British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Chartered Occupational Psychologist and European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP) endorsed Aviation Psychologist, who works as the Human Factors Programme Specialist within the UK CAA. She has worked in aviation for over a decade, serving with the Royal New Zealand Air Force and working for NATS UK before joining the Authority. Anna is focused on encouraging the aviation industry to enact more robust human factors considerations and encouraging organisations to support people to perform at their best.

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