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Human factors 2017

Human factors application in major hazard industries
17 - 18 October 2017
Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR

This biennial 2-day conference returns in 2017, exploring the practical application of human factors in the management of major accident hazards (MAH).

Booking fees - excluding VAT      Early-bird rate
(until 31 July)
    Standard rate
(after 31 July)
EI Member     £335+VAT     £400+VAT
EI Company Member**     £395+VAT     £475+VAT
Non Member     £460+VAT     £550+VAT

** To book at the EI Comapny Member rate, please download the PDF booking form here.



Here are just some of the topics and speakers you can expect to hear at this conference:

Human factors in barrier management
Dr Ian Randle, Managing Director, Hu-Tech Human Factors

Engaging our greatest safety asset - the workforce
Mark Wilson, HSE Performance & Strategy Manager, ConocoPhillips 

80% of accidents are caused by human error: fact or myth? Lessons from the modern view of accident causation
Dr Marcin Nazaruk, Human Performance Lead Advisor, BP

Competence for Human Factors Practitioners
Tony Atkinson, Principal Lead Consultant, Safety, ABB

Delivering contractor competence
Robert Miles CEng MIMechE, Technical Director, Hu-Tech RMS 

Determining the cost effectiveness of Human Factors / Ergonomics
David Pennie, Principal Consultant, Greenstreet Berman

Human error: a cause or just a symptom?
Tim Southam, Principal Human Factors Engineer, Monaco Engineering Solutions

Identifying and analysing, weak signals and indicators to prevent disasters
David Ramsay, Group Managing Director, Kelvin TOP-SET

Organisational dysfunctions: early warning signals for major (and other) accidents
Frank Verschueren, Inspector Labour and Process Safety, Department of Chemical Risks

From individual behaviour as a reason for blame to system weaknesses as a cause of incidents: a case study of the re-design of the just culture process in an international energy company
Diane Chadwick-Jones, Director, Leadership and Culture, BP

The management of Performance Influencing Factors (PIFs) at COMAH sites
Jamie Henderson, Senior Consultant, Human Reliability Associates

Setting up humans to succeed, not fail - behaviour based reliability program in a petrochemical unit
Dr José Lopes Alves, Director, Interface Consultoriad 

The importance of relationships in learning from incidents
Victoria Murphy, Postgraduate Researcher, Open University

STAMP analysis of the 2005 Buncefield incident
Jamie Elliott, Senior Consultant, DNV GL

Encouraging safe behaviour by aligning rewarding practices with cultural preferences
Beate Houette, Research Associate, Robert Gordon University

The journey towards mastering safety culture, the missing link
Paul van der Griendt, Partner, CEO, Zhimble

Statistical analysis of oil and gas industry accidents in europe using human and organisational factors
Tochukwu Ajare, Vice President Welfare and Community, Coventry University Students’ Union

Exploring the potential of operating discipline as a leading indicator of occupational and process safety outputs
Dr Matthew Lawrie, Company Director, Culture Regeneration Associates

A better alternative to LTIs’
Anthony Gower-Jones, Tripod Foundation

View the full programme and timings here.

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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.



Registration information

Francesca Ferrari
t: +44 (0)20 7467 7192

Sponsorship opportunities

Luigi Fontana: 
t: +44 (0)20 7467 7182

Attached documents

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