Course Overview

Food, Chemical and Biotechnology
Modular Certification Course
2 days
Fee Subsidy
Up to 90% SF + UTAP Funding
Professional Development Units

13 PDUs (PEB)
16 SDUs (SISO) 

There is increasing emphasis on the importance of managing human factors to achieve improved safety in process industries.

This is a multidisciplinary science that focuses on:

  • Interactions between humans and the work system
  • Designing human–machine interactions that optimise human and system performance

Human factors engineering (HFE) is about making it easy for people to do things right and difficult for them to do things wrong.

Major accidents have highlighted the importance of addressing this aspect of performance, e.g. wrong operator response, slow response and incorrect diagnosis.

Who Should Attend

  • Managers, engineers, operators, safety advisors and risk management practitioners
Haja Mydin
"It was good as it provided many additional safety design standards that I was not familiar"
Lee Han Ping
R&I Specialist, Pfizer
Haja Mydin
"Relevant to my scope of work."
Nor Haslin Mazlan
E&I Specialist, Pfizer

What You Will Learn

  • Aims and benefits of HFE
  • HFE and behavioural-based safety (BBS)
  • HFE and process safety
  • Conceptual model

Teaching Team

Lim Kok Hwa
Lim Kok Hwa

Associate Professor/ Director, Professional Officers, Food, Chemical and Biotechnology, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Course Run Dates Time
April 2024 Run 25 - 26 April 2024 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend 75% of the workshop; and
  •  Sit for short quizzes during the workshop

A Certificate of Attainment will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend 75% of the workshop; and
  • Sit for short quizzes during the workshop; and
  • Submit a written portfolio within 1 month of the workshop (write-up on how the participant is able to apply the materials taught in their work)

Participants who successfully obtain all 8 Certificate of Attainment in the Process Safety series will receive an SIT Specialist Certificate in Process Safety.

Fee Structure

The full fee for this course is S$1,744.00.

Category After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) S$523.20
Singapore Citizen (40 & Above) S$203.20
Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder S$523.20
Non-Singapore Citizen S$1,744.00 (No Funding)


  • All fees above include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • This is a Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) supported course.

When applying for this course, in the "Remarks" field, please:

  • Inform us if you are a registered Workplace Safety and Health Officer (WSHO) to claim SDUs
  • Provide your PE registration number if you are a Professional Engineer to claim PDUs

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Learning Pathway


Earn a Specialist Certificate

The Specialist Certificate in Process Safety is designed to help individuals, who are tasked with safety responsibilities, gain the engineering and management expertise to operate a plant safely.

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