Thames Valley (UK)

Webinar: How Relevant Human Factors are within the Chemical and Processing Industries

Webinar: How Relevant Human Factors are within the Chemical and Processing Industries
  • Date From 17th February 2021
  • Date To 17th February 2021
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 18:00 GMT. Duration: 1 hour.


The chemical and processing industries have made significant advances in health, safety and performance in the last few decades with technological advances and massive improvements in safety management. So why do accidents and incidents still occur? And why are systems still not meeting the performances we expect of them?

To answer these questions we need to understand that people are fundamental to the system and if we don’t understand human behaviour then we miss the opportunity to reach full system potential and reduce the risks associated with it. Janette will provide a short introduction to the topic of how relevant human factors is within the chemical and processing industries.

This webinar is intended for anyone interested involved or interested in process safety management.


Janette Edmonds, Chartered Ergonomics and Human Factors Specialist 

Janette is a director of the Keil Centre, a leading practice of chartered psychologists and human factors specialists. She has 27 years of practical ergonomics experience within a wide range of industries including chemical processing, shipping and oil and gas. Janette provides generalist human factors support but specialises in human factors in engineering design and human safety analysis. She was awarded the William F Floyd Award in 1999 for her outstanding contribution to ergonomics. She is the course director for the UK and Europe IChemE Human Factors in Health & Safety course.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Thames Valley Member Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


18:00—19:00 GMT.


A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.
Duration (for CPD recording purposes): up to one hour.

If you are recording mandatory CPD you should refer to your own regulator's requirements as recognition of CPD hours may vary.


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This webinar is free of charge and open to all to attend, but if you wish to access the slides and a recording to replay on demand then you will need to be a member of the Thames Valley Members Group.

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