Civil Aviation - Human Factors (General Principles)

In Chobham

£ 375 + VAT


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    3 Days


By the end of the course, participants will be able to: Use cues & responses to better manage memory. Describe how inaccurate perceptions can lead to issues and incidents in aviation. Appreciate underload and overload and how to best manage stress. Explain why we need sleep and how fatigue can affect performance. Manage the effects of the environment on performance. Explain the potential pitfalls of team work and communications and how to avoid them. Detail why mistakes are made and how to minimise error.
Suitable for: Management and professionals in safety critical roles. Specifically, professionals in the following roles will find this course of benefit: Designers. Engineers. Airworthiness/certifying staff. Investigators. In-service support staff. This course is also relevant for anyone in the aviation industry who wishes to develop their human factors knowledge to enhance their role and that of others within heir organisations and includes: Air traffic controllers. Cabin crew. Flight crew.




Chobham (Surrey)
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Aviation Safety Centre, Building A5, Fairoaks Airport, GU24 8HX


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Course programme

Human Factors - General Principles (MSc Elective module)

Course Benefits

Understand why the best people sometimes make the worst mistakes.

In conjunction with City University London, this Baines Simmons course provides practical solutions that can be applied to real issues to minimise human error and improve safety.

This three day course also gives participants the necessary insight into human factors to successfully explore and manage issues influencing performance.

Course Overview

Managers and key post holders in safety critical professions need a sound understanding of human factors to minimise the likelihood of incidents and accident occurring.

As industry leaders in aviation, we engage with regulatory bodies, academic institutes and external industries, such as, medical and rail, to ensure that we deliver best practice concepts in human factors.

Key Topics Include:

  • Human Information Processing
  • Situational Awareness
  • Stimulation and Stress
  • Sleep and Fatigue
  • Environmental Factors
  • Team work and Communication
  • Human Error Management.

Presentation Format

This course will be interactive and includes a balanced mix of group discussions, flipchart work and PowerPoint presentations. Managed syndicate exercises afford participants the opportunity to practise application and
evaluation of new processes and techniques.


Completion of this course offers participants the opportunity to gain a module credit on one of City University London's world-leading MSc management

  • MSc Air Transport Management
  • MSc Air Safety Management
  • MSc Aircraft Maintenance Management.

Assessment Process

Should participants wish to complete the City University London's assessment process to gain an MSc module credit, a written assignment must be submitted within 6 weeks of course completion.

Civil Aviation - Human Factors (General Principles)

£ 375 + VAT