Falls webinar: Human factors and learning from falls events

22 Apr 2016 | Reducing Harm from Falls

The reducing harm from falls programme held a webinar on 19 April 2016 on human factors and learning from falls events. A recording of the webinar is available below.

A fall in an older person represents an opportunity for managing their risk of falling and harming themselves. But it’s also an opportunity for us to translate learning from fall incidents into actions that will benefit others at risk of falling. Learning starts with a meaningful description of ‘what happened’ and ‘why it happened’.

Human factors and behaviour are also key components for learning from falls events. Human factors refer to environmental, organisational and job factors, as well as human and individual characteristics that influence behaviour at work and may affect health and safety. A simple way to view human factors is to think about three aspects – the job, the individual and the organisation – and how they impact people’s health- and safety-related behaviour.

Listen to national and international experts in learning and analysis of falls and human factors and behaviours that affect falls.

This webinar will be of interest to:

  • health care professionals working in falls prevention or with a focus on health of older people in both primary and secondary care settings
  • anyone wanting to understand and prevent harm from falls.

Download a recording of the webinar by clicking on the icon below.

Last updated 21/10/2020