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Human factors 2017

Human factors application in major hazard industries
17-18 October 2017, London UK

This biennial 2-day conference returns in 2017, exploring the practical application of human factors in the management of major accident hazards (MAH). The event will focus on two key themes: 

Safety II - Safety as success not failure: exploring human factors in improving performance rather than focusing on human failure.  Exploring human factors outside of safety.

Good safety is good business: safety is the outcome of a well-managed process.  Safety therefore goes hand in hand with good business.

This conference is organised by the Energy Institute Human and Organisational Factors Committee and the Stichting Tripod Foundation.


Key topics of interest

Safety II - Safety as success not failure

  • Using leading indicators in the prevention of the incidents; measuring success using indicators
  • The power of a safety intervention
  • Human and organisational factors in end of service life and decommissioning, or life extension
  • Working with contractors proactively
  • Humans as positive component of safety management system
  • Setting up humans to succeed, not fail
  • Other topics welcomed

Good safety is good business:

  • Use of new technology; overcoming challenges
  • Applying human factors to improving areas of business risk management other than HSE management
  • Identifying weak signals 
  • learning from incidents, including management level learning
  • Case studies on business benefits of safety performance (or vice versa)
  • Other topics welcomed 


Call for abstracts 

How to submit an abstract

The organising committee is inviting submissions for oral presentations. To submit your contribution you will need to:

  • prepare an abstract of up to 500 words on the topic you intend to present, supplied in Microsoft Word format,
  • indicate presenter(s) and co-authors with their affiliation,
  • submit the abstract to Stuart King at e:; t:+44 (0)20 7467 7163.

Submissions will be evaluated by the organising committee and successful entrants will be notified shortly after the submission deadline.  Full papers will not be requested.



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, risk assessment, incident investigation, analysis and learning from incidents processes – including users of Tripod Beta and other 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. 


Sponsorship opportunities

A range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available for this event.

For details please contact Luigi Fontana: e.; t. +44 (0)20 7467 7182.


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