Ergonomics Essentials dates for 2018
Our next Ergonomics Essentials course is to be held at the Keil Centre offices in Edinburgh between 1st – 5th October 2018.
Human Factors in the Chemical and Process Industries: Making it Work in Practice
The Keil Centre is pleased to announce that it has written a book on how to incorporate human factors considerations within the design and operation of chemical and processing plants. The book will be published by Elsevier in association with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and ready for purchase in Autumn 2016.
Early adopters wanted for human factors assessment
Is your company/site seeking to understand your current level of human factors integration & develop a coherent Human Factors strategy?
We are seeking companies who aim to do just this and are keen to be early adopters of our new Human Factors Maturity® Model and methodology (an interactive card sort workshop).
The ‘instrumented human’? Organisational approaches to fatigue management
Fatigue is now a well-recognised contributory factor to accidents and incidents. Based on his experiences at the recent Hazards 25 conference, Principal Human Factors Consultant John Wilkinson reflects on how there is still a tendency to see action taken by individuals as the main or sole solution to fatigue at work.
Designing usable procedures – “neck-up” ergonomics
What is ergonomics? “Designing comfortable chairs” most people might answer, giving an example of physical “neck down” ergonomics involves. “Neck-up” or cognitive ergonomics involves designing tasks, devices or interfaces which are mentally easy to work. It’s importance in organisations is illustrated by a recent project undertaken by The Keil Centre’s Australian Human Factors team.