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Human Factors in Ground Operations (Classroom, 3 days)

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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 239 participants from 49 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Learn how to improve safety and effectiveness in your ground operations with these recommendations for reducing human error.

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional training partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 24 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

Next class

Aug 07 - Aug 09, 2017 - Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong (JAA-RTP)
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What you will learn

  • Know the human factors that can impact your ground operations
  • Evaluate the situation at your station and recommend solutions for reducing human error
  • Cooperate with your teams to address potential threats in your operations
  • Manage processes to control human factors in your operations
  • Communicate the importance of human factors initiatives to your colleagues and stakeholders

Course content

  • Introduction to the human factors concept
  • The influence of human factors in aviation
  • Comparing human error and technical fault incidents
  • How human factors can improve safety
  • Examples of human error and technical fault incidents (exercise)
  • Analysis of initiating and modulating factors
  • Analysis of the “Top-12” human factor issues in ground operations
  • Responsibilities for monitoring, reporting, training and auditing
  • Communication, responsibilities and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

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Who should attend

  • Airport managers and coordinators
  • Station managers
  • Airport authority operation managers
  • Ground service provider staff
  • Regulator staff

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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