Dealing with uncertain, complex and ambiguous environments typifies the situation which many technical, cave and CCR divers face - there is not enough time to deliver training to cover everything. Furthermore, despite the UK HSE making recommendations in 2011 that Human Factors training be provided to CCR divers due to the complexity of operations, none of the agencies has a formal training programme in place for this. This webinar-based programme covers the need to deal with the much higher level of risk present under the collective banner of human factors or non-technical skills.
This course addresses this gap
A globally-unique webinar-based class which focuses on the human factors skills aspects within higher risk diving such as Cave, CCR and Technical diving. The course material is there to help them understand why divers make the mistakes they do and what we can do to reduce the likelihood of an accident or adverse event happening. It does not focus on the technical aspects of diving, but rather decision making, situational awareness, communications and cooperation skills, and crucially, their interdependence. Case studies are discussed, highlighting the contributory factors to incidents which are rarely technical in nature.
There are 4 sets of classes.
"Is it worth doing? Absolutely. Regardless of agency, current skill set or certification, this course will increase your overall awareness of awareness, stress management and leadership to name resulting in a more effective individual and team performance, both in diving, and in ‘the real world."
This webinar-based course will consist of 10 weekly webinars each lasting 60 minutes.
Within each session there will be 45 minutes of theory with 15 minutes of discussion and questions.
The first module will take place on 16 May and the last one on 18 Jul 2018.
The course will be hosted on Zoom which allows for breakout rooms and interaction between participants. This won't be a passive course!! There will also be assignments for specific modules with homework and prizes given for the best submission.
The only thing you need is a web-browser, the Zoom app (which you'll be prompted to install - like Skype but much better!!) and an internet connection.
Zoom has clients for PC, Mac, iOS and Android and the webinars will be recorded and then hosted on the HF Academy for participants to watch if they can't make the live webinar. The recordings can also be used for reference too.
"This course will provoke more thoughts about awareness, team building skills, peer pressure, stress, how to be a good leader and follower, task loading, and taking steps to becoming safer. It doesn't matter the agency you've learned from or the level of diver you are. This is something that everyone can learn from and evaluate themselves and what they can do differently."
This short webinar-based course equips participants with the knowledge and understanding about how to improve their diving; to have more fun and allow them to take more risks because they know where failure is more likely to occur and can mitigate it accordingly.
The course provides more detail and engagement (10 hrs) than the online-micro class (3 hrs). There are assignments which need to be completed as part of the 10-week programme to maximise consolation of the learning. To encourage the cohort to complete these, prizes will be awarded for the best submissions.
16 May - Introduction to HF, Non-Technical Skills and Human Error in Diving and Case Study introduction
23 May - Situational Awareness
31 May - Decision Making
6 Jun - Communications
13 Jun - Leadership & Followership in Diving
20 Jun - Teamwork
27 Jun - Performance Shaping Factors (Stress & Fatigue)
3 Jul - Just Culture and Psychological Safety
11 Jul - Incident Reporting
18 Jul - Goals and Accountability
The courses are not underwritten by any of the diver training agencies so you won't get a bit of plastic. However, you will get a certificate on completion of the class.
However, you'll get to keep access to the class once you've finished and so have plenty of reference material to come back to or use in your own teaching.BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST
"Someone once asked me what the difference between Knowledge and wisdom is; Knowledge is gained from one's own experience, Wisdom is obtained from others experience. I feel that this class truly embodies this quote."
If this subject really interests you and you want to take your learning to the next level, visit this page which will tell you all about the two-day human factors skills in diving class which uses a computer-based simulation (GemaSim) to create stressful situations where your non-technical skills will be challenged and then reviewed using reflective debriefs. Another globally unique opportunity to develop yourself further. Testimonials for this class can be found here.
The enrolment for the next webinar series will open on 9 April 2018. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list, enter your details below.
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