Human Element one-day online modules

Course dates for modules in this series will be released in due course. Please watch this page for further updates or email to register your interest.

Risk and Risk-taking Behaviour

This workshop examines the cognitive and behavioural processes behind risk-taking behaviour. 

To do this we will examine the following:

  • Understanding Risk Theory
  • Risk-taking behaviour
  • The role of Culture, Motivation, Perception, Decision-making and Attitudes
  • Error and 'Rogue behaviour'
  • Incentive programs and risk-taking behaviour.

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Risk and the ISO 31 000 Standard

The standard ISO 31000: 2009 Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines was revised and updated in 2018. ISO 31000 is comprised of three major sections: principles for managing risk, framework for managing risk, and processes for managing risk. The standard presents 8 principles to be addressed in order to effectively manage risks and achieve objectives.

This workshop is aimed at providing the delegate with

  • clear introduction and concise overview of the revised standard.
  • provide guidance on its implementation.
  • risk management and decision making;
  • Influence of Human behaviour and culture on risk management at each level and stage;
  • risk management as an integral part of the organisational process;
  • the top management role in leadership.

Understanding Risk from a Human Element Perspective

This workshop will examine a cognitive psychology model, where the focus is on the ‘cognition’ (understanding) of risk in the workplace, and the accompanying psychological processes required for full understanding..

Workshop Framework:

  • To think and understand risk
  • Why workers often take risks
  • Introduction to the Ramsey Model
  • Perception
  • Cognition
  • Decision-making and
  • Ability 
    • Human Performance and Information Processing
    • Practical Case Studies

Managing Risk the 4-Step SAFE Way

Safety Risk Management (SRM) is a practical decision-making tool used by maritime personnel at all levels to increase operational effectiveness by identifying, assessing, controlling and monitoring risks. 

In this workshop, we will examine the following:

  • An introduction to Risk Management principles
  • Overview of theory and practice in SRM
  • SAFE process (SEE / ASSESS / FIX / EVALUATE) in practice
  • Practical application of SRM using case studies

Risk and Bow-Tie Analysis

Bow-Tie Risk Analysis are a structured method to assess risk where a qualitative approach may not be possible or desirable and gives a visual summary of all foreseeable hazards, consequences and controls derived from a variety of plausible accident scenarios . In this workshop, we will do the following:

  • Overview of theory and practice using Bow-Ties
  • Applying the Bow-Tie methodology
  • Providing the relevant ‘tools’ to assist in the process
  • Practical Exercises