Human Factors in Health and Safety, Module Four: Human Factors in Design
Director, Keil Centre
Janette Edmonds is the course director of the Human Factors in Health and Safety programme in UK/Europe. She works with a team of recognised human factors professionals to teach the different modules of the programme.
Janette is a 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 27 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. She 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 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 36 years and for the past 28 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.
James Bunn is a Principal Consultant Ergonomist with the Keil Centre. He is qualified to master’s degree level in ergonomics and is a highly experienced human factors specialist and industrial accident investigator. He has a broad experience base, having worked for the UK health & safety regulator and the energy sector in Norway. James was the human factors specialist member of the multi-disciplinary team that investigated the terror attack on the In Amenas Tigantourine gas facility site in Algeria. This was a major incident which received international media coverage and resulted in a public inquest in the UK. He is also an experienced human reliability analyst.