Human Factors Introduction – ½ Day


Today 80% of Aircraft Accidents and incidents are caused by Human Factor errors. Whether it is pilot error, maintenance error Air traffic Control, or other ground-related causal factors, ultimately does not matter if human error is human error. There is a deep understanding of the various causes of error after the event, the challenge is to understand before we have an incident or accident the risks and exposures that the organization faces.

So we know about the importance of Aviation Human Factors Training, but how to make a difference?
As Aviation Maintenance Staff we should never lose sight of the potential exposure to Human factors as depicted in the -”Dirty Dozen”.

The training will introduce the delegates to all elements of Aviation Human Factors with the intention of providing a better understanding the Role of Human Factors in our Everyday Life.

The aviation industry recognises Human factors as a serious “threat” to our business.

Who is the course for?

The course will be of interest to all organisational employees, other than those mandated to attend EASA-compliant training. All employees will gain benefit from attending this training.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

-Achieve an in-depth understanding of basic Aviation Human Factors concepts

-Familiarise with key human performance issues relevant to Maintenance Operations

-Be able to consider human performance limitations as well as the potential impact on the daily routine

-Understand the human factors exposures that can impact operations

-To develop self-awareness regarding HF exposures in the workplace;

-Ability to connect into your organisation’s process & procedures and to be willing to recommend changes that can reduce human error;

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– General Introduction
– The Need to Take Human Factors into Account
– Human behavior and introduction to the “Dirty Dozen”
– Considering Murphy’s Law
– Delivery Effective Teamworking Processes
– Communication Within and Between Teams
– “Foreign Object Debris” F.O.D.

Target Groups

All organisation employees will benefit from this training.


A background in an aviation environment is helpful but not essential for this course – it is suitable for all staff.

Learning Objectives

The training will give the delegates a better understanding of the subject and provide workable methods to improve standards and compliance as well as identify the risks and exposures.

Certificate Wording

Human Factors Introduction & The Need to Take Human Factors into Account, Human Behaviour and Introduction to the concept of HF Dirty Dozen, Communication and Effective Teamworking Processes. Foreign Object Debris.

What do People Say About Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“The instructor used the right words to explain the material.”
“The discussions among the group were very beneficial.”
“The instructor showed a very resourceful background and experience.”
“All sections of the course were related to my field.”
“Adequate answers were given to specific questions.”


1/2 day – The training will commence at 09.00 and finish at 12.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email  or Call +359 28210806


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