News from The Keil Centre

Consultant Vacancies

We are currently recruiting within both UK (Edinburgh) and Australia for senior, experienced Human Factors specialists, Organisational Psychologists or Ergonomists.

 

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The Risk of Cognitive Bias

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An expert team is investigating a complex process incident that has had a considerable negative impact within the organisation. The team members share a similar background, and they spend a lo…

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Report Writing Skills

The most important aspect of any investigation is discovering what happened and why, so that it can be prevented from reoccurring. While there are a number of areas and skills that come into doing t…

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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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Fatigue

Fatigue is a major problem in today’s society. From shift-work and non-traditional working hours to the challenge of balancing work/life demands, it is getting harder to obtain sufficient sleep…

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Human Factors in Investigation

During an investigation it is often tempting to focus on finding the ‘problem’ and fixing it so the event can’t happen again. When the problem or fault is a technical issue, this is…

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Communication Techniques

Communication – particularly the ability to communicate well – is an area that most people take for granted. Often, not much thought goes into how we communicate, particularly when we kno…

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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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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 high…

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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, , will be assuming the role of Clinical Services Manager from October 2016. Although Jenny Foley will be step…

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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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Nicole Gray joins The Keil Centre

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Nicole is a passionate advocate of a systems approach t…

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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 Ke…

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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 …

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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 throu…

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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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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 rese…

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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 Tra…

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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 healt…

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