We often use training to help us avoid mistakes, or to ensure that when things go wrong, we know what to do. But how can we make training as effective as possible so that lessons sink in and aren’t forgotten, especially in high-pressure situations? Furthermore, as risk practitioners how do we make sure that training actually mitigates risk, and isn’t just box-ticking?

This hybrid presentation event will look at human reliability and what training is used for. We will discuss the differences between training and education and when to use each and then move into a discussion of how to define training well based on the problem that needs to be solved. Finally, we will conclude with a case study and a look at the broader picture of how training is defined end executed from a senior level.

Our speakers:

  • Huw Gibson (Principal Human Factors Research Scientist, Trimetris)
  • Jack Brooke (Technical Safety Team Lead, Scottish Power)
  • Priya Shah (Senior Human Factors Specialist, Rail Safety and Standards Board)
  • Reg Rudd (Product Development Manager, Engineering Construction Industry Training Board)
  • Andy Brown (Interim CEO, Engineering Construction Industry Training Board)

The meeting will begin at 17:30, for a 18:00 start and will finish by 19:30. We will then continue networking following the usual SaRS tradition, at a local pub. This meeting will also be available by live webinar.

Meetings and webinars are open to all, you do not need to be a member of SaRS to attend.

Book via Eventbrite to attend the face-to-face event
Or via ClickMeeting to attend the live webinar

This event is kindly hosted by RSSB.

The London Branch Annual General Meeting will be held before the branch event at 17:15 – if you would like to join us please register separately for the AGM here.



Tuesday, 6th June 2023 at 6:00pm


Tuesday, 6th June 2023 at 7:30pm


RSSB, The Helicon, 1 South Place, EC2M 2RB