Course Detail: ADHF - HFACS - Advanced

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The highly anticipated HFACS Advanced Course is designed to provide participants with an advanced understanding of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) and its application in safety management. This course goes beyond the basic concepts of HFACS and the Human Factors Intervention Matrix (HFIX) taught in the 2-day introductory course and explores advanced techniques for integrating proactive safety tools and data analytics into the framework. Participants will learn how to leverage these tools to enhance safety analysis, identify potential hazards, and develop effective safety interventions.

Course Objectives

  • Review of HFACS: Understand the fundamental principles and components of the HFACS framework, including the organizational, supervisory, and individual levels of analysis.
  • Introduction to Proactive Safety Tools: Explore a range of proactive safety tools, such as Safety Management Systems (SMS), Safety Culture Assessments, Risk Assessments, and Human Error Prediction tools.
  • Integration of Proactive Safety Tools with HFACS: Learn how to integrate proactive safety tools into the HFACS framework to identify latent conditions and organizational factors that contribute to accidents and incidents. This will include:
    • Gap Analysis
    • Change Management
    • Red Light/Green Light
  • Data Analytics for Safety Analysis: Understand the role of data analytics in safety analysis and how it can be used to identify trends, patterns, and potential safety risks.
  • Safety Interventions and Mitigation Strategies: Learn how to develop effective safety interventions based on the analysis conducted using HFACS and proactive safety tools.
  • Best Practices and Implementation Strategies: Discuss best practices for implementing the integrated approach of HFACS, proactive safety tools, and data analytics within an organization.
The HFACS-Advanced Course can also be completed in-person,  and be completed independently, or toward completion of the Certificate of Management in Aircraft Accident Investigation. 

Course Benefits

  1. Enhanced understanding of the HFACS framework and its application in aviation safety.
  2. Ability to leverage proactive safety tools to identify and mitigate potential safety risks before incidents occur.
  3. Proficiency in utilizing data analytics techniques to analyze safety-related data and predict future hazards.
  4. Improved capability to develop effective safety interventions and mitigation strategies.
  5. Practical knowledge and skills gained through case studies and hands-on exercises.
  6. Insights into best practices for implementing advanced HFACS methodologies within organizations.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for professionals including but not limited to:

  • Aviation safety professionals
  • Human factors specialists
  • Safety managers
  • Accident investigators
  • Aviation regulators
  • Individuals involved in safety management & analysis
The HFACS - Advanced Course is suitable for those who already possess a foundational understanding of HFACS and are interested in advancing their knowledge in the field.

Course Modality

This is an online, virtual, synchronous instructor led course with a continuous live session offered during the two-day scheduled timeframe (6 hours). The course will consist of  lecture, interactive sessions and practical exercises, hosted in Zoom.  Attendees will be provided with the information for the Zoom virtual session, as well as granted access to the Embry-Riddle Learning Management System (Canvas) which will open 72 business hours in advance of the course date. We highly recommend attendees ensure their undivided attention is available to ensure a successful and rewarding learning environment.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Embry-Riddle will award Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to each attendee who successfully completes the virtual session. Each attendee will receive a digital Certificate of Completion for completing the course.  

Registration Information

The preferred method of payment is credit-card at the time of registration. If you are paying by another method of payment (wire-transfer, employer voucher, check/PO), please 'Create Profile' from the left menu and then contact Daytona Beach ProEd to submit a registration request. Please note registrations are not guaranteed until payment is received in full.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation charge of $150 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. For additional information, please review the detailed cancellation, deferment, no-show and refund policies.

Available Sessions