Free Online Human Factors Mx Course Available

 - May 31, 2016, 4:19 PM

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) has launched a free online course in aviation safety. Recognizing that 80 percent of all aviation-related incidents and injury occur because of human error, oversight, fatigue and other human-related factors, AIM intends to combat such incidents by offering widespread instruction and guidance on minimizing risk.

In addition to the free Human Factors course, AIM has also made available an advanced online professional certification course, “Minimizing the Risk of Incident and Injury Due to Human Factors.” This certification course provides an understanding of the "dirty dozen," the 12 most common human-related risk factors for aviation incidents. This course draws from the material in the introductory curriculum and allows the trainee to apply knowledge and experience to become more aware of why accidents happen and how to avoid them. The instructor-led certification process costs $49 and awards graduates a certificate from the Aviation Institute of Maintenance.

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Dennis M Gruba's picture

I cannot say enough how all my training over the years, since Human Factors Training became an aviation term synonymous with safety, that HFT has really sharpened my self - awareness when approaching and working on aircraft. I think every aviation mechanic would benefit from exposure to this curriculum. I know from my experience it takes out worry about liability, lawyers,and lawsuits, making it more personal and professional, attaching itself to my early memories of taking the Mechanic's Creed in A&P school. (Northrop University '79)
Human Factors Training is a great way to help the newest to most senior member of any aviation organization remember just how important each individual action, reaction and everyday choices impact our jobs and profession. A course like this will be timely for me to refresh my training and keep the focus on what actually matters each day in our profession...... making sure each aircraft clears the fence at the end of the runway on takeoff and arrival...and all in-between.

Dennis M Gruba's picture

I cannot say enough how all my training over the years, since Human Factors Training became an aviation term synonymous with safety, that HFT has really sharpened my self - awareness when approaching and working on aircraft. I think every aviation mechanic would benefit from exposure to this curriculum. I know from my experience it takes out worry about liability, lawyers,and lawsuits, making it more personal and professional, attaching itself to my early memories of taking the Mechanic's Creed in A&P school. (Northrop University '79)
Human Factors Training is a great way to help the newest to most senior member of any aviation organization remember just how important each individual action, reaction and everyday choices impact our jobs and profession. A course like this will be timely for me to refresh my training and keep the focus on what actually matters each day in our profession...... making sure each aircraft clears the fence at the end of the runway on takeoff and arrival...and all in-between.

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