Human Factors

What are Human Factors?

The aim of the Human Factors Group (HFG) is to promote the understanding of the factors that influences the enhancement of human performance and the management of error in all aspects of aeronautics. The scope of the the group's work encompasses UK/Europe, although it is recognised that aviation is an international business.  The HFG's activities are limited to areas where there is most benefit to be gained by its 'customers' - aviation professionals - pilots, navigators, observers, flight engineers, cabin crew, maintenance engineers, technicians, air traffic controllers, operations staff/dispatchers, airport managers, decision makers, financial directors, senior managers, ramp safety personnel, ground ops staff, aerodrome staff, security staff, designers, manufacturers, regulators, unions, industry bodies, safety organisations, government funding agencies, academia, trainers, influencers, consultants, accident investigators, and researchers.  And last, but not least, the flying public. 

 

Objectives of the Group

The Society’s Human Factors Group aim to:

  • Improving standards of safety by promoting better industry understanding of Human Factors (HF) hazards and techniques for dealing with them.
  • Providing communication and education on the importance of HF matters, and on  techniques for providing HF training.
  • Working with relevant worldwide agencies to achieve a co-ordinated aviation HF strategy.
  • Encouraging HF research and development in aviation.Arranging a programme of lectures, conferences and mini-conferences.
  • Developing position, discussion and specialist papers.
  • Working with other RAeS Specialist Groups and Committees.
  • Poviding practical 'front line' advice, guidance and tools, where appropriate, that are  useable in the workplace.

Events

The Group organises a number of Events, including Conferences, workshops and support the activity of a number of other Specialist Groups.

Get In Touch

If you specialise in this field, or wish to find our more, explore our additional resources below. To get involved with the activities of the Human Factors Group please contact the Chairperson by contacting conferences@aerosociety.com.