Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance

air transat anniversaryAviation Human Factors training has only been mandatory for the last 10 years with the EASA compliant maintenance environment.

Why Aviation Human Factors Training?

Well, currently some 80% of aircraft accidents are attributable to human error, shared between pilots, maintenance staff and Air traffic Control, Ground Operations and a very small percentage to other factors.

In the main it should be understood that this is a situation which is recognized as rectifiable through the process of raising awareness, training including the associated management of competence and implementation of effective process and procedure and effective communication within the workplace.

The importance of Human Factors to flight safety was officially recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 1986. The UK CAA and several other countries regulatory authorities piloted Human Factors training for maintenance staff back in the 1990’s, early indications were that it does indeed act as the catalyst for behavioral change within the workplace, and delivered correctly can deliver real and meaningful results.

Human Factors training is the process whereby the employee is made aware of the critical nature of many of the human attributes we possess and the effect they can have in the work place. In addition specific ways of dealing with these behavioral issues are discussed and considered usually through group discussion.

EASA mandated the implementation of the requirement for human factors training back in 2006 ref EASA PT 145.A.30. Human factors training is mandatory for specific groups of staff employed in the production, logistic, planning, technical and quality areas of the organisation.

The question is how to ensure it is delivered correctly?

EASAOnline delivers online Human Factors initial and recurrent with voice over training, the training is presented by an industry professional with more than 40 years’ experience.

An organisation with a good safety culture is one which identifies safety as a fundamental value of the organisation, with personnel at every level in the organisation sharing a commitment to safety. Of paramount importance is support from the top levels of the organisation, including the Accountable Manager. The translates to developing real and effective Quality and Safety Systems within the organisation. Human Factors Training plays a major role in the delivery of the Quality and Safety Product within the organisation.

Online training is fine but to deliver the strongest result should be followed by a workshop to ensure feedback and checking for understanding. (CFU) amongst the attendees.

The training is required to be delivered initially over 2 days and subsequently at two year intervals typically for 1 day.

EASAOnline offers both Initial and Recurrent Human Factors Training:

Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance (Initial) with VO

About this course

Course type: Presentation with voice over
Approximate duration: up to 14 hours training
Category: Human Factors
Price: 110.00 USD

Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance (Recurrent) with VO

About this course

Course type: Presentation with voice over
Approximate duration: up to 7 hours training
Category: Human Factors
Price: 70.00 USD