Human Factors in Health and Safety, Module Two: Managing Human Failure
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.
Charles Shoesmith is a Chartered Psychologist who has more than 35 years’ international experience consulting in the area of individual and organisational behaviour, cultural development and learning, often with an emphasis on health and safety. He has particular expertise in the design and development of innovative and effective solutions to complex organisational and people performance issues. He is an extremely effective presenter and trainer, applying his background in learning and educational theory to tailor courses to meet specific needs.
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.
Ken Gray is a Chartered Psychologist and a Director of The Keil Centre, leading their assessment and development as well as clinical services. He applies powerful psychometrics, facilitation and coaching techniques that inform both personal development choices, and help to strengthen and sustain productive team working relations. He also works with client organisations to develop behaviour standards, competencies, robust selection, development and performance review systems.
As well as being responsible for The Keil Centre’s StressTools® stress risk assessment survey, Ken oversees the company’s suite of ‘managing psychological wellbeing’ and personal resilience offerings. In 2010 Ken was shortlisted for the British Psychological Society Practitioner of the Year Award. He is a registered Occupational Psychologist with the HCPC and an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society.