This unit is an individualised reading course negotiated between the student and their specialist stream facilitator. The following specialist streams are offered:
Human Factors Engineering
This stream can cover any area of human factors which the student wishes to explore and can include topics such as human error, human factors integration, human factors design, safety culture and climate, ergonomics, the discipline of human factors, fatigue management and organisational ergonomics.
This specialisation is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the management of risk throughout the lifecycle of an asset and will enable students to deliver effective safety leadership in the development of significant infrastructure projects. Topics will include:
- understanding the common risk assessment tables;
- qualitative and quantitative risk analysis;
- reliability analysis of common cause failure modes;
- using redundancy to build safety;
- risk management through the asset life cycle; and
- the rationale and content of the safety case for major hazard facilities, infrastructure projects and major assets.
Event Safety Management
This specialisation explore the various factors that need to be considered in order to stage a safe event and introduces students to the new discipline of crowd science. Topics include the identification of event hazards and risks, legal liability, attendee behaviour, event safety planning, risk management for events, capacity planning, emergency planning, contingency planning, business continuity and organisational resilience.