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

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The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) is recognized as the global standard for conducting a thorough and credible human factors analysis of any adverse event. 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.

Course curriculum and elements of this course may be applicable to meet some of the training requirements for eligible candidates to apply for the ICAP Federal Aviation Safety Officer Certificate (ASO). The ASO program is sponsored by the Safety Standards and Training Subcommittee of the Interagency Committee for Aviation Policy (ICAP). 

The HFACS Course can be completed independently, or toward the Certificate of Management in Aircraft Accident Investigation

The launch of an HFACS-Advanced Course adds an exciting element to Embry-Riddle's training capabilities. Developed to meet the demands of evolving industry needs, HFACS-Advanced will provide training and implementation insight on enhanced proactive safety tools and data analytics and is recommended as a follow-on option to the HFACS Course. 

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Integrate human factors and system safety concepts into the root cause analysis (RCA) or accident investigation process.
  • Utilize the Human Factors Analysis & Classification System (HFACS®) to identify systemic causes of human error during the RCA.
  • Develop novel corrective actions for improving safety using the Human Factors Intervention Matrix (HFIX) and FACES tool.

Attendees will receive:

  • HFACS-RCA Handbook
  • HFACS Interviewing Guide
  • HFACS/HFIX/FACES Tools and Checklist
  • ERAU Certificate of Completion

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Embry-Riddle will award 1.6 CEUs to each attendee who successfully completes the course.

Attendees Said...

"The conduct of the in person course was incredible. The instructors were leading world experts in investigation proven academically, militarily and in practice. Delivery and interaction was of the highest caliber ...The aviation industry seems to be the one most willing to invest in their safety professionals. As such many of the examples were aircraft related, however they easily translate into explosive safety. The human actor is the common factor." Major Wilson, Ammunition Technical Officer, Canadian Armed Forces

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.

Virtual HFACS

ERAU and HFACS, Inc. have developed an online virtual HFACS Workshop. Registration is now available and recommended well in advance of the course start date.

 Session Information: D0924-HFAC-F1

Schedule: Every day, starting on 09/17/24 and ending on 09/18/24
Times: 08:00am-04:00pm EDT
Standard Fee : $1650.00

Additional Information

Contact: Sarah Ochs
Tel: 386.226.6928


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