Prevent Disastrous Decisions

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Prevent Disastrous Decisions

Eliminating Wrong Choices

Prevent Disastrous Decisions

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15 - 19 Jul 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
16 - 20 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This PetroKnowledge Prevent Disastrous Decisions training course will explore the reasons why so many disastrous decisions have played a significant role in so many high-profile workplace accidents such as Deepwater Horizon, Texas City and Piper Alpha. To prevent such disasters, it is essential to understand both the human and organisational factors that contribute to an individual being unable to anticipate a problem, recognise it when it occurs and then be unable to deal with the situation by making the right decision and taking the correct action.

Individuals have a wide range of abilities and limitations and, as technical systems become more reliable, the focus has turned to human causes of accidents. It is estimated that up to 80% of accidents may be attributed to the decisions, actions or omissions of people. This training course will give you the skills and confidence to recognize, assess and effectively manage these situations when decisions truly can be the difference between life or death.

This training course will highlight:

  • The importance of human factors
  • How to manage human reliability and human failure
  • The importance of key decision-making
  • The relationship between decisions and consequences
  • The impact of a successful safety culture on achieving good safety management

What are the Goals?

At the end of this training course, you will learn to:

  • Develop a clear understanding of human factors and their importance in eliminating disastrous decisions
  • Understand the consequences of behavioral acts and omissions as prime causes of accidents and adverse events
  • Understand the key role of managers and supervisors in critical decision making and influencing safety performance
  • Develop skills for identifying, evaluating and implementing cost effective solutions for influencing behavioral change.
  • Develop skills to successfully implement and sustain a behavioral change programme

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals who are involved in their organisation’s design, management and decision-making functions and will greatly benefit:

  • HSE managers, Professionals and auditors
  • All line managers, supervisors and team leaders 
  • Project managers
  • Procurement and supply chain managers
  • Engineers and maintenance personnel
  • All personnel involved in managing people

How will this Training Course be Presented?

Delegates will learn by active participation through inspiring presentation tools and interactive techniques presented in a lively, enthusiastic and interesting style. Delegates will take part in practical team exercises, relevant case studies and open discussion forums, as related to their own organisation’s operational activities. Videos and case studies used will encourage further discussions and delegates are encouraged to bring forth and share their own experiences and issues from their organisations.

Organisational Impact

By successfully managing the behavior of your workforce you will improve decision making ensuring fewer accidents and safer performance leading to reduced business costs. This will improve your business reputation and profile. The organizational impact will be:

  • Improved decision making throughout the business
  • Better teamwork and empowered staff
  • Improved staff morale through improved behavior
  • The professional development of staff
  • A reduction in incidents and losses
  • An increased reputation as a health and safety leader

Personal Impact

Training course participants will learn how to effectively identify, understand and positively influence critical decision making using a variety of proven management techniques and interpersonal skills.  The personal impact will be:

  • Appreciating the importance of human factors
  • Receiving practical methods to improve critical decision making
  • Developing the necessary skills for leadership, management and supervision
  • Appreciating the importance of decision making and their consequences
  • Understanding how improved behavior leads to a successful safety culture
  • Learning how to implement and sustain behavioral change

Daily Agenda

Day One: Human Factors and Accident Causation
  • Human factors at work
  • Decision making within accident causation
  • Causes of human failure
  • Fatigue and shift work
  • The importance of clear communication
  • Motivation and demotivation at work
Day Two: Influencing Decision Making
  • Safety by design
  • Performance influencing factors
  • Behavioral causes at work
  • Workplace stress
  • Psychology of individuals and teams
  • Human reliability assessment
Day Three: Behavior Driving Decisions
  • Negative and positive dimensions of behavior
  • Active and latent failures
  • ABC analysis (antecedents, behavior and consequences)
  • Leadership and management styles
  • Mistaken priorities
Day Four: Successful Culture Influences Decisions
  • Safety culture and safety climate
  • Behavior and safety culture
  • Culture and decision making
  • Leadership influencing culture
  • Improving safety performance
  • Success factors and barriers
Day Five: Managing and Improving Decision Making
  • Focusing on behavior
  • Identifying critical decisions
  • Competence and empowerment
  • Managing people and their attitude to safety
  • Introducing a behavioral change programme
  • Sustaining quality performance


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

In Association With

GLOMACS Training

Our collaboration with GLOMACS aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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