Event: Human factors application in major hazard industries: 26-27 November 2013

August 19, 2013

This biennial 2-day conference, organised by the Energy Institute Human and Organisational Factors Committee and the Stichting Tripod Foundation, explores the practical application of human factors in the management of major accident hazards (MAH) in the energy and allied process industries.

The event will include sessions on:

  • Competence, with a keynote presentation from Ian Travers, Head of Chemical Industries Strategy Unit, Health and Safety Executive, on regulatory developments to help support competence management systems at COMAH sites.
  • Learning from incidents, supported by the Stichting Tripod Foundation, providing delegates with the opportunity to explore the use and development of Tripod and related methods for understanding and learning from incidents.
  • Human factors risk management techniques.
  • Human factors integration, including contractor management.

Who should attend?

This conference will be of interest to anyone managing health, safety and the environment, including process safety and occupational safety, as well as those with a specialist interest in human factors and ergonomics. This will include those with responsibilities for managing competence and training and risk assessment. The event will also be of keen interest to those involved in incident investigation, analysis and learning from incidents processes – including users of Tripod Beta and related methodologies.

The conference will enable the learning and sharing of good practice between companies and industries, and offer excellent networking opportunities with delegates from around the world representing operating companies, suppliers, consultancies, and academia.

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Hearts and Minds training course: 30 September – 2 October 2013

August 15, 2013

The EI is running a 3-day training course, ‘Delivering safety culture change using the Hearts and Minds toolkit’, in London, 30 September – 2 October 2013.


This interactive training course and qualification has been developed to teach delegates the fundamentals of improving safety culture using the Hearts and Minds toolkit.

Facilitated by two of the original developers of the Hearts and Minds toolkit, Prof. Dianne Parker and Dr. Matthew Lawrie, the course will:

  • Teach the fundamentals of safety culture change – focusing on each stage of a culture change programme, from design to implementation and review.
  • Provide an overview of the Hearts and Minds toolkit – allowing delegates to get to grips with facilitating the Hearts and Minds tools.
  • Allow delegates to learn from some of the leading experts in safety culture change.
  • Provide delegates with a Certificate in Delivering Safety Culture Change, issued by the EI.

Illustrated with case studies and examples from the course facilitators’ own experiences, delegates will also have the opportunity to design a bespoke culture change plan for implementation in their own organisations.

Anyone with responsibility for leading or facilitating safety culture development and change will find this course of benefit. This may include health and safety managers, senior operational leaders, trainers, safety champions, specialist consultants, as well as those interested in learning more about designing a cultural change programme.

Cost (per delegate)

EI members: £1,250 (plus VAT)
Non EI member: £1,350 (plus VAT)

Book your place

For more information or to book your place visit the EI website or email Will Sadler (EI Training Manager) e: WSadler@energyinst.org