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Human Factors in Design

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 12.5*

Price Single module: £1500 + VAT, book all four modules: £1300 + VAT each

Overview

Live online course – from 12 December 2022, 09:00–11:00 GMT.
Alternative times: 12:00–14:00 GMT.
Also offered face-to-face

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.

This online course 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.

Teaching will be delivered across four live sessions (approximately two hours in length each), pre-recorded video content for independent study, and pre-course reading.

Course places are limited to eight to ensure maximum contact time with our trainers. Early-booking is advised.

An e-certificate will be issued at the end of the course to confirm attendance and CPD hours logged. Please note that you must attend all sessions to receive the certificate.

Human Factors in Design is module four of our Human Factors in Health and Safety training programme, which has been designed to increase understanding of key human factors topics relevant to safety in the process industries.

Delegates can choose to attend Human Factors in Design as a one-off course to develop understanding in this particular area, or alongside the other Human Factors in Health and Safety modules to get a comprehensive overview of human factors.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module you will understand:

  • how to integrate human factors in design
  • how to develop effective and safe procedures
  • human machine interface design
  • 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 usable 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.

Previous delegates said

Previous delegates said that Human Factors in Design would help them to:

  • improve human factors awareness in design and safety assessments
  • introduce more ergonomics and human factors details into HAZOP studies
  • design human centred plant and processes
  • review Management of Change and HAZOP processes to ensure that human factors engineering is captured
  • develop a company standard for project activity that includes human factors requirements
  • introduce the processes and systems covered on the course into a plant expansion project
  • update operating procedures to cover human factors requirements
  • develop a human factors strategy for the business
  • identify and close gaps in current systems
  • define human factors activity with consultants
  • become a more effective advisor when supporting capital projects.

The trainers

Our Human Factors in Health and Safety modules are delivered by recognised human factors professionals with significant process industry experience. They will provide practical advice, tools and approaches to help you implement human factors solutions at your organisation. 

Janette Edmonds is joined on this module by:

  • James Bunn – a principal consultant ergonomist with the Keil Centre and a highly experienced human factors specialist and industrial accident investigator, having worked for the UK health and safety regulator and the energy sector in Norway.
  • Ian Hamilton – a chartered psychologist and human factors consultant whose recent work has focused on the management of major accident risk and process safety culture.

Dates

Session 1

Monday 12 December 2022, 09:00–11:00 GMT.

Session 2

Tuesday 13 December 2022, 09:00–11:00 GMT.

Session 3

Wednesday 14 December 2022, 09:00–11:00 GMT.

Session 4

Thursday 15 December 2022, 09:00–11:00 GMT.

There are alternative sessions on these dates at 12:00–14:00 GMT

Not available then? Register your interest in future dates.

Fees

  • Single module: £1500 + VAT
  • Book all four modules together: £1300 + VAT (per module)

Delivery

Modules will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. If you don't already have this installed, you can join as a guest in order to access the training. We'll share information about how to do this after you've registered.

Other online modules

Those wishing to take all four modules to complete the Human Factors in Health and Safety programme can study them in any order and take a mix of online and face-to-face modules.

About Human Factors in Health and Safety

Learn more about the Human Factors in Health and Safety programme>>

Download our Human Factors in Health and Safety brochure>>

Train your team

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements, and this could be a cost-effective option if you have several people requiring the training. To find out more and request a quotation, visit our in-company training page.

Endorsements


CIEHF recognised course

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In partnership with The Keil Centre

* CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.

Contact Phone +44 (0)1788 534496

Contact Email courses@icheme.org

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Janette Edmonds

Trainer

Janette Edmonds

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.

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