We will Review, Design, Implement and Benchmark your business’ policy and procedures systems
Cogent Skills is your accredited external expert resource. Our consultants are Chartered Human Factors Practitioners (C.ErgHF)
Demonstration of a robust Human Factors (HF) management system is required by major accident hazard site regulators but also has significant business benefits to any company.
Our Human Factors framework improves your safety critical operational performance, especially where human failure tasks could result in a Major Accident To The Environment (MATTE). All projects adhere to the:
COMAH Competent Authority Inspecting Human Factors at COMAH Establishments
(Operational Delivery Guide) and includes:
What is Human Factors?
Human Factors refer to environmental, organisational and job factors, human and individual characteristics, which influence behaviour at work in a way which can affect health and safety.
Human Factors is about the interaction between humans and systems – that can affect behaviour and result in safety, environmental and business risk
COMAH requires that every operator must take all measures necessary to prevent major accidents and limit their consequences for human health and the environment. Where reliance is placed on people as part of those necessary measures, human factors and human reliability should be addressed with the same rigour as technical and engineering measures. Duty-holders at non-COMAH sites may be required to address HF with a similar degree of rigour under other legislation – including COSHH5 – if they rely heavily on people to manage high-hazard risks.
COMAH Competent Authority, Inspecting Human Factors at COMAH Establishments (Operational Delivery Guide)
Positive outcomes of a robust Human Factors System can include: