The Human Factors in Hazardous Environments course develops your knowledge and skills in the application of Human Factors (HF) principles in a variety of hazardous environments that you may encounter when providing care or rescue activities.
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- State the key principles of human factors/ergonomics.
- Describe the complexity of overall system performance and the impact that this has on risk management and patient outcomes in out of hospital care.
- Evidence effective and appropriate decision-making processes to manage risk in hazardous environments.
- Explain the potential impact that working in hazardous and challenging environments can have on the professional Paramedic.
- Explain the role of interprofessional working in Paramedic practice.
Who is the course for?
The course develops a strong understanding of human performance and elements that can impact upon it. The course also enhances your ability to work within or lead a team of people in stressful circumstances. This would be applicable in an emergency services context but equally as applicable in a commercial context. This course is ideal for those working in the emergency services or organisations where human performance contributes to the outcome of a crisis.
What does the course cover?
- Human Factors
- Perception / Situational Awareness
- Ergonomics / System Design
- Organisational Culture
- Leadership & Decision Making
- Inter-professional / Inter-organisational Working
- Hazard Perception
- The effects of fatigue and stress on the individual
- Hazardous Environments
- Working Near or in Water
- Working at Height
- Fire and Rescue
- Police, Security & Tactical Environments
- Confined / Restricted Space Environments
How will the course be delivered?
This course is delivered in a Blended Learning format, partly delivered online and partly face to face. You will engage with the online activities, prior to attending skills sessions so you can make the most of your practice sessions. You will also attend 5 study days over a 1 week period where you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of hazardous environments at the Outreach Centre in North Wales.
How long is the course?
- Attendance = 5 days
- Online = Access to materials at least 4 weeks prior to the attendance phase to allow you to study at your own pace
Continuous feedback is used throughout the course. Optional: If the course is being utilised as Recognition of Prior Learning for access to one of our Paramedic Programmes you will also need to complete a written assignment.
On completion of the course, you will receive an ORMS “Certificate of Attendance”. If you complete the assignment you will receive an ORMS certificate of “Successful Completion”