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Webinar – Human Factors: When behavioural safety isn’t enough

This webinar will highlight the greater scope for the application of human factors knowledge and techniques to enhance investment, productivity and safety.


Date: Wednesday 6 November 2019

Time: 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm AEDT

Webinar: Online


Member – $27.50

Non Member – $38.50

Student Member – $16.50

Student Non-Member – $27.50

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Webinar Overview

Managing human performance is seen as the most enduring barrier to sustainable operational performance.  To overcome this, the discipline of human factors has long been an integral part of high intensity operations such as defence, aviation and nuclear power.  In the past 20 years human factors has also seen application in the oil and gas, rail transport, maritime and construction sectors.  During capital investment human factors integration has been shown to deliver significant cost savings and to support snag-free commissioning into operation.  In mature operations human factors has been applied to deliver increased efficiency and safety.  Human factors is now being recognised by mining companies as the next improvement initiative.  Early successes have included incorporating human factors into incident investigation and into the management of critical controls.  But there is even greater scope for the application of human factors knowledge and techniques to enhance investment, productivity and safety.



W Ian Hamilton
Partner, Environmental Resources Management

W Ian Hamilton is a Partner at ERM with 34 years’ experience in the delivery of technical consultancy services.  Ian is a Chartered Human Factors Specialist with the UK Chartered Institute of Human Factors and Ergonomics and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. As a Psychologist specialising in the management of human and organisational performance, Ian has worked in system development and operational assurance in a wide range of industries.  This experience includes military systems, air transportation, rail transport, road safety, power generation and distribution, chemical processing, manufacturing, upstream and downstream oil and gas, mining, healthcare, and shipping.  This versatility derives from his skill in the analysis of human tasks and error in industrial processes.  He has also facilitated HAZID and HAZOP style workshops for the purposes of operations planning and assurance and for engineering design.  He has delivered training and supported competence development, as well as performing leadership coaching to front-line staff and senior managers.  His work in safety improvement includes working in some of the most challenging environments such as marine operations, offshore drilling, at remote mine sites, and at processing and manufacturing sites.  Ian is a skilled communicator, tutor and facilitator.

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