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Wednesday 13 March 2013 | IET London: Savoy Place



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About the event


Increasingly, human factors issues are being considered fundamental to ensuring the integrity of safe systems.

This seminar will bring human factors centre-stage from the periphery of engineering safety-critical systems by illustrating how they should be included within a good safety management system, examined in a similar way to any other risk control system.


Integrating human factors into IEC 61508

Dr Carl Sandom from Isys Integrity who is leading the effort to provide detailed human factors processes and procedures within the existing standard will explain the need and progress to date. Carl's specialisms include human factors assessments for high-integrity military and civil systems.


The HSE’s roadmap approach to managing human factors

Eryl Marsh, a human factors specialist HSE inspector (onshore chemicals, oil and gas) will address the key practical issues in managing human factors in the workplace, exploring accident case studies, safety critical tasks and the structured management approach to human factors.


Best practice and lessons learned from the following human factors experts with insights from a range of industries

  • Andy Lowrey from NATS Directorate of Safety will discuss how human factors are integrated into the wider safety management structure within NATS
  • Shona Watson, a human factors consultant with Greenstreet Berman will offer practical advice on improving human performance in safety critical tasks, citing examples from high risk nuclear and oil/gas
  • Alec Bounds from ARCADIS UK will examine how engineers and safety assessors can improve communication to ensure watertight safety cases from his perspective as Principal Consultant, Nuclear Safety
  • Glyn Roberts, a consultant with extensive human factor experience on the London underground will present on the complexities of migrating integrated systems on a live metro system and the challenges from people not wanting change
  • Dr Ian Randle from Hu-Tech Human Factors will provide some practical insights into the management of HF in oil and gas projects



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