Understanding Human Vulnerabilities

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The aim of this event is to share ideas, concerns and mitigations associated with human performance degradations and provide an interactive environment which will challenge and inform discussions from a variety of perspectives.

The event is jointly organised by the CIEHF’s Southern Regional Group and the Society of Occupational Medicine and will provide a valuable networking opportunity across the two disciplines represented by these organisations.

The event will include a programme of presentations that spans several sectors:
Opportunities for human factors in occupational medicine by Dr Ian Randle, CIEHF President & Director of Hu-Tech Human Factors

Ian is Managing Director of Hu-Tech Human Factors Consultancy and President of the CIEHF (2016-17). He is a Chartered Ergonomist & Human Factors Specialist and has over 30 years’ experience in Human Factors consultancy, research and teaching. Ian has worked in a broad range of sectors including Manufacturing, Defence, Aviation, Nuclear, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, and over the past 15 years has worked in Oil & Gas major projects, overseeing the Human Factors integration in over 100 Oil/Gas and Marine projects around the world.
Ian has written and co-authored numerous research reports for the UK HSE on subjects from Musculoskeletal disorders to Root-cause analysis. He has recently contributed to the book on Human Factors & Ergonomics in Practice, CRC press (2016), and is a co-author of the CIEHF White Paper on Human Factors in Barrier Management (2017).
Outlining causal analysis approaches in rail accident investigation using case studies by Dr Mark Young, RAIB. Mark is an Inspector with the Rail Accident Investigation Branch and has professional responsibility for human factors within the Branch. Prior to joining the RAIB in July 2012, Mark was a Reader in the School of Engineering and Design at Brunel University, where he had worked for 8 years. In previous roles, Mark worked within the human factors team at RSSB, and also held a fellowship in the Department of Aviation at the University of New South Wales. Mark has more than 20 years’ experience working in human factors, and holds a degree in psychology as well as a PhD in human factors, both from the University of Southampton.
Mitigating against the likelihood of human error in operating the next generation of fast jets by Dr Will Tutton, DSTL. Will is Principal Human Systems Engineer in the Human and Social Sciences Group in the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, part of the UK MOD. Will has worked for over 15 years in defence, undertaking various roles in acquisition projects, research and MOD Headquarters, predominantly working within the Land Domain on dismounted and military vehicle projects. Within Dstl, Will is the sub-capability lead for Air Human Factors and joint lead for Human Factors Integration. He currently works on a variety of aircraft projects, as well overseeing a number of Land Domain acquisitions and policy advice projects as well as Air Domain research projects. He is also responsible for supporting staff gain professional recognition with the CIEHF. Will is also a Trustee of the CIEHF.
Carpal tunnel syndrome in the shipbuilding industry – is there an ergonomic solution? by Dr Susy Gillibrand, Consultant Occupational Physician. Susy is an independent Consultant Occupational Health Physician and primarily works for BAE Systems Ship Support in Portsmouth. She also provides an occupational health service to a number of smaller companies in Hampshire involved in engineering and manufacturing. She has a particular interest in occupationally related carpal tunnel syndrome and hand-arm vibration syndrome, and published research in this area in 2016.
Mind over ATC Matters – Emotional and resilience support for trainee and experienced Air Traffic Controllers by Neil May, Head of Human Factors, NATS
Monitoring lapses – building the big picture of causal factors by Jo Davies, ESE Associates Ltd. Jo Davies is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Ergonomist and has worked in both civil and military aviation for 38 years. Her main focus has been on cockpit design and assessment and has recently been working with the CAA and major UK airlines on the production of guidance material to support the trainers in the development and assessment of CRM skills. She has worked in research with BAE Systems and ESE Associates Ltd since 1990 and was the UK industry representative on the NATO RTO Human Factors Panel for 10 years.

The event will include a buffet lunch and refreshments and costs just £17.50 +VAT. Attendance will count towards your CPD. Places are limited so book your place below.

February 10 2017


Date: 10 February
Time: 12:15 - 17:00
Cost: £17.50
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Winchester Hotel and Spa

Worthy Road
Winchester, SO23 7AB United Kingdom

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  • 12:15 Buffet lunch
  • 13:00 Presentations
  • 14:30 Break
  • 15:00 Presentations
  • 16:30 Discussion
  • 17:00 Close


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