News from The Keil Centre

Positive safety communication

Communication is central to our everyday life as humans. As such, we can sometimes underestimate the importance of communicating accurately and the need to ensure our conversation partner has develop…

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Safety Leadership

A crucial part of an organisation’s safety performance comes down to strong safety leadership at all levels. Research has shown that certain leadership styles are more closely related to a posi…

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Pre-accident Investigation

Traditionally many organisations have focused on learning from incidents and accidents to make system improvements. Over time, sources of information for improvements can include close calls, near mi…

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IChemE Award Winners

Congratulations to Tim Sweet of Jacobs and Ross Swainson of Caltex Australia who both won an award from The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) for best application of human factors knowledge.…

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Melanie Todd joins The Keil Centre

We are pleased to announce that has recently joined The Keil Centre as a Principal Human Factors Advisor, based in Canberra.

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Melanie is a human factors specialist and has worked …

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A Year in Review 2016

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at The Keil Centre!

As the year draws to a close, we reflect on many varied and interesting projects across the globe. We have highl…

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My Team, My Responsibility

The Keil Centre has worked with Johnson Matthey to develop the The ‘My Team, My Responsibility’ programme. The programme involves six short interactive learning modules, each aligned to t…

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New Clinical Services Manager

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We are pleased to announce that our Counselling Psychologist, Lize Van Niekerk, will be assuming the role of Clinical Services Manager from October 2016. Although Jenny Foley will be steppin…

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Training that Delivers in Practice

The Keil Centre is continuing their partnership with North Ayrshire Council to deliver effective senior and middle management Leadership Development Training as part of the Council’s Leadership…

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Our newsletters

The Keil Centre produces a bi-annual newsletter, Business In Mind, which contains articles about recent projects we have delivered and any latest business news.

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Nicole Gray joins The Keil Centre

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Nicole is a passionate advocate of a systems approach to…

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IIP Platinum status - first in Scotland!

The Keil Centre is proud to announce its recent Investors In People (IIP) accreditation at Platinum level, the first company in Scotland to achieve the highest level of IIP accreditation.

The Kei…

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IChemE Hazards 26 - 24-26 May 2016

The Keil Centre is proud to be the leading sponsor for the IChemE Hazards 26 conference, taking place on 24-26 May 2016 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

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Widely recognised as Eu…

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Fatigue Risk Management

Fatigue is a well-recognised workplace safety concern.  The impact of fatigue can affect:

  • Personal safety through poor coordination or falling asleep while driving;
  • Process safety through …

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Managing Organisational Change

Over the last 12 months, many companies have embarked upon significant change programs.  To meet falling commodity prices and project demands, many companies are considering restructures, merger…

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Safety Conversations

Having an open working environment where employees are comfortable and confident in speaking up about any safety concerns and intervening if something is unsafe is an integral part of a safe organisa…

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Discussion cards

A big challenge that comes with developing safety culture is maintaining focus and momentum.  Even organisations with a mature safety culture need to actively promote the key behaviours and thin…

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Reinforcing safety culture

Developing a strong safety culture is key to excellent safety performance. An organisation will often develop a safety culture framework that describes behaviours and thinking styles it wants to prom…

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Early adopters

Is your company or site seeking to understand its current level of Human Factors integration and develop a coherent HF strategy? We are seeking companies who aim to do just this and are keen to be ea…

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Cognitive biases

Awareness and assessment of risk, and decisions made based on those assessments, occur at all levels of an organisation. These decisions often require people to make accurate judgments about future l…

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Psychological Health Modules

There is now a sizeable body of evidence that suggests it is important to build resilience and tackle psychological ill-health at work; but what does this really mean for individuals and organisation…

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Designing usable procedures

A common problem in many technical organisations is their procedures, which are effectively an interface on a piece of paper. They can be lengthy, complex, hard to navigate and read, and many do not …

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Holiday stress

The summer is here and for many of us this means the arrival of long-awaited holiday time. Travelling and holidaying with children comes with its own set of challenges and expectations. As much as ho…

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Coaching

Why are my actions not working as I expect them to?  Why am I not as effective as I hope to be?  One of the most commonly reported benefits of coaching is the ability to reflect on pattern…

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Behaviour Standard - beyond competencies?

Competencies have been the main player in town when it comes to organisational behaviour for the past few decades.  However, many organisations find themselves with complex, and sometimes multip…

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Human Factors - Ask The Expert

The Keil Centre will be presenting at the YCF event "Human Factors - Ask The Expert" on 15th July 2015 in Leeds. 

Human Factors are prevalent in the workplace and where there are humans, ther…

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Charity challenges

Congratulations to our team members who have recently tackled some monumental challenges for charity.

cycled the Étape Caledonia, which is 81 miles long and includes the steep Kin…

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Hazards 25

The Keil Centre will be speaking and exhibiting at the IChemE Hazards 25 Conference in Edinburgh between 13-15 May 2015.

The process safety conference aims to share best practice, latest resea…

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The 4th Annual Control Rooms Conference

The Keil Centre is pleased to announce that they will be presenting at the Control Rooms Conference in London on 26th and 27th November 2014.

Janette Edmonds will be presenting on the topic of Tran…

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Healthy Working Lives Gold Award

The Keil Centre is pleased to announce it has been successful in achieving the top Gold standard in the Healthy Working Lives Award Programme.

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Healthy Working Lives aims to improve health …

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