Course Detail: HFAC - Human Factors Analysis and Classification System - HFACS


The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) is recognized as the leader in human factors analysis and classification. The HFACS system has direct application in Accident Investigation and Analysis, Risk Reduction Safety, Quality and Productivity improvement. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has teamed with HFACS, Inc. to provide specialized human factors training to promote improved human performance and safety. 

Human error is associated with 60 to 80% of all accidents, injuries, and quality defects across a variety of industries including aviation, healthcare, mining and manufacturing. Managing human error is therefore fundamental to maintaining the viability and profitability of any organization.

This intensive 2-day seminar provides training in the application of innovative methods for managing human error that are scientifically derived, empirically tested, and proven in the field. Participants will learn how to turn errors into information, information into knowledge, and knowledge into effective error management solutions.

This course can be completed independently, or toward the Certificate of Management in Aircraft Accident Investigation

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Integrate human factors and system safety concepts into the root cause analysis (RCA) process
  • Utilize the Human Factors Analysis & Classification System (HFACS®) to identify systemic causes of human error during your RCA
  • Transform traditional RCA tools like the fishbone diagram, fault trees, and link analysis using HFACS
  • Implement the Human Factors Intervention matriX (HFIX®) to develop innovative corrective action programs
  • Develop a human error database and tracking system for monitoring and evaluating performance improvement efforts 

Attendees will receive:

  • HFACS-RCA Handbook
  • Includes HFACS Interview Guide
  • HFACS/HFIX Checklists
  • ERAU Certificate of Completion

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation charge of $100 will be assessed on any standard cancellations. A late cancellation charge of 25% of the course registration fee will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 14 days of the start of the course.

Coronavirus Information

The health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and campus visitors is our number one priority; ERAU plans to continue face-to-face instruction for the Fall 2020 with mandatory health precautions in place, while closely monitoring all health and travel advisories related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Face coverings in all common areas and classrooms, as well as physical distancing are now mandatory on Embry-Riddle's Campus, with no exceptions. Everyone must have a temperature check every 24 hours and we plan to facilitate the checks each morning where the class will be held.

Classrooms have been reconfigured to ensure physical distancing. Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place. Each attendee is asked to supply their own face covering and must wear a face covering throughout the day in class, as well as anywhere on campus at all times. Embry-Riddle appreciates your support; our goal is to provide world class education in a safe and secure environment.

ERAU and HFACS, Inc. have developed an online virtual HFACS Workshop and courses will commence in February 2021. Registration is now available and recommended well in advance of the course start to allow for the shipping of course materials.

Available Sessions