‘Human factors application in major hazard industries’ conference – 6-7 December 2011

The EI’s 2-day human factors conference is approaching fast.  To be held in Manchester, 6-7 December 2011, this event aims to promote and disseminate good practice in the application of human factors tools and techniques in major hazard industries.

It will feature a keynote presentation by John Wilkinson, former HSE human factors lead on the Buncefield investigation, discussing the human factors aspects that contributed to that incident.  It will also feature presentations on some key human factors topics, including assurance of human performance in SIL-rated systems, personal vs. process safety, integration of human factors engineering into capital projects, and control room performance; several of these presentations will refer to published guidance and tools that should assist user application. In addition, the conference will include a number of workshops exploring the application of human factors tools and methodologies which attendees can join at no additional charge.

The conference line-up will include:

Day 1

John Wilkinson, Keil Centre, formerly HSE
Keynote address: human factors in the Buncefield explosion

Peter Davidson, UKPIA and Mark Manton, Essar Stanlow
SIL1 human factors tool

Bill Gall, Kingsley Management, HOFCOM
Human factors briefing notes

David Pennie, Greenstreet Berman
Human factors E-learning tool

Dr. Jop Groeneweg, Leiden University
Personal vs. process safety

Ron McCloud, Shell, OGP
Human factors engineering for major projects

Derek Porter, Human Engineering Services
Human factors safety critical task analysis

Jamie Henderson, Human Reliability Associates
Supporting performance in control room response tasks

Martin Ball, EIPSS Ltd.
Benchmarking performance: human factors in process safety

Day 2 Workshops

Bill Gall, Kingsley Management
Incident and accident investigation

David Pennie and Paul Leach, Greenstreet Berman
Training supervisors to tackle non-compliance

Sue Briggs, AKT Productions
Think first! Deepwater Horizon (featuring the Hearts and Minds tools)

Book your place by clicking here or by contacting Vickie Naidu e: VNaidu@energyinst.org.uk.

4 Responses to ‘Human factors application in major hazard industries’ conference – 6-7 December 2011

  1. Verschueren Frank says:

    Dear Organisation,

    Due to lack of budget I cannot attend this interesting conference. Will proceedings be available?

    Greetings, Frank

    Belgian COMHA Inspector

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  3. zoe Nation says:

    Is it possible to get the papers or proceedings that accompanied this conference please? In particular, I’m interested in Derek Porter’s paper on safety critical task analysis. Thanks

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