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Human Factors in Health and Safety, Module Four: Human Factors in Design - UK

Location Edinburgh, UK

Date 4th December 2019

Duration 2 days

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 12.5

Price Single module £1,350 + VAT

Overview

The design of control rooms, plant and equipment can have a major impact on human performance. The earlier that human factors are considered in the design process the better, reducing the risk of human error and accidents.

Human Factors and Design examines the key human factors principles to address at the design stage, looking at how to integrate human factors within engineering programmes, how to develop effective procedures, human machine interfaces, and process plant and control room design.

Human Factors and Design is available as a one-off course, or as part of our broader human factors training programme, Human Factors in Health and Safety.

Learning outcomes

  • understand how to integrate human factors in design
  • understand how to develop effective and safe procedures
  • understand human machine interface design
  • understand how to integrate human factors into plant and control room design.

Who will benefit?

The course content is at an awareness level and is ideally suited to engineering project managers or HSE managers who are responsible for the integration of human factors in design. It would also benefit specific disciplines, eg process engineers, controls and instrumentation engineers, piping engineers, electrical engineers and mechanical engineers.

Course outline

Integrating human factors in design

  • Key human factors issues to address within design
  • Key HFE activities at different life cycle phases
  • HFE roles, responsibilities and competencies
  • Risk screening for HFE
  • Setting up a corporate standard for HFE in capital projects

Developing effective procedures

  • Introduction: to err is human
  • Procedures and risk – when things to wrong
  • Creating safety – when procedures are safety critical
  • Procedures as part of risk management
  • How to develop good procedures
  • How to write usable procedures
  • Putting procedures to work and managing change
  • Developing useable procedures

Human machine interface

  • Human Machine Interface design
  • Displays and controls
  • Principle of compatibility
  • Control panel design
  • Software interfaces and alarm handling
  • Case study review of a major accident

Plant and control room design

  • Plant design: work area design and access; design for maintenance; materials handling; environmental ergonomics.
  • Building and control room design: building arrangement; control rooms; workstations/consoles; environmental ergonomics.

Schedule  

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You can join the programme at any point – modules can be completed in any order as part of a one-year programme. Book all four Human Factors in Health and Safety modules and pay £1150 + VAT per module.

You can sign up to complete the whole programme or attend single modules to develop understanding of a particular area of human factors.

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CIEHF recognised course

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In partnership with The Keil Centre

Contact Phone +44 (0)1788 534496

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Janette Edmonds

Trainer

Janette Edmonds

Janette Edmonds is the course director of the Human Factors in Health and Safety programme in UK/Europe. Janette is a Director of The Keil Centre, Chartered Ergonomics and Human Factors Specialist, Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

She has a BSc in psychology, an MSc in ergonomics, and 24 years of practitioner experience within various industries. In particular, her experience includes chemical processing, oil and gas, rail, emergency services, defence, telecoms, but also medical and consumer product design.

Janette has experience in most aspects of human factors practice, but her main areas of specialism include human factors in engineering design, development of procedures, human factors in incident investigation and human reliability analysis. Janette was the lead author and editor for the Elsevier book ‘Human Factors in the Chemical and Process Industries: Making it Work in Practice’.


Ian Hamilton

Trainer

Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton is a partner at ERM and is responsible for the human factors global practice. He began his career in human factors in the defence sector in 1984 and then moved to air traffic management. Ian has been practising for 33 years and for the past 26 years he has worked in consultancy. He has expanded his areas of interest to include most aspects of human factors practice, although he maintains a particular interest in workload modelling, human performance prediction, and human factors integration.

Previously, Ian was a founding partner in Human Engineering where he led the growth of the professional team, managing work in the defence, air, rail, utilities and oil and gas sectors. Most recently his work has focused on the management of major accident risk and process safety culture. He has a BSc in Psychology, an MSc in Ergonomics, is a Chartered Psychologist and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors.


Richard Scaife

Trainer

Richard Scaife

The Keil Centre

Richard Scaife is a Director of The Keil Centre and a Chartered Occupational Psychologist. He is also a Chartered Ergonomics and Human Factors Specialist, a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and a Chartered Scientist. He has a BSc in applied psychology, an MSc in occupational psychology, and 28 years’ of practical ergonomics experience within various industries.

Richard spent six years working for National Air Traffic Services, latterly as the head of human safety in their human factors unit. He also spent four years working on the design of military sensor systems, primarily for aircraft, before joining the Keil Centre. Richard specialises in all aspects of human factors, particularly organisational safety, human safety analysis (including human error) and incident investigation. He has cross-industry experience, providing consultancy expertise and training.

Richard was awarded the British Psychological Society Practitioner of the Year Award in 2006.

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