Human Factors in Health and Safety, Module Three: Strengthening Organisational Performance - UK
Paul Jackson completed a five year apprenticeship with Compair Industrial. Initially an apprentice fitter, Paul transferred to a graduate apprenticeship on securing a place at Loughborough University in Mechanical Engineering in 1975.
Paul joined The National Nuclear Corporation in 1979 responsible for completing outstanding work on the steam generators for Hartlepool and Heysham power stations. Following this he worked on special projects and Heysham II/ Torness power stations.
In 1989 Paul joined ICI engineering as a Vessels Consultant working on new and in-service assets in the NW and on international projects in the Netherlands and North America. ICI created a new company called Eutech which was bought by ABB in 2001. Paul progressed from Functional Leader of Vessels to Functional Leader of Inspection in 2004 and in 2016 was appointed as the Inspection Solution Group Manager.
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’.
Chiara Amati is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist who specialises in management and leadership assessment and development. Chiara has been associated with The Keil Centre for 16 years and has experience of supporting clients in various industries, including high hazard, in relation to the assessment and development of safety culture and safety leadership. She has considerable experience of delivering training that generates insight and brings behavioural change. Chiara is a registered Occupational Psychologist with the HCPC and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.