Energy Institute to unveil new `Learning from Incidents` tool at safety conference


Source: Energy Institute (EI)

On 6-7 October, the Energy Institute (EI), in partnership with the Stichting Tripod Foundation, will host a conference in Aberdeen on 'Human factors application in major hazard industries'. This event will showcase the EI's new Hearts and Minds - Learning from Incidents tool, a unique resource to help companies engage staff to improve learning practices.

Effective learning from incidents (LFI) is critical for employees’ safety and environmental protection. The 'Learning from Incidents' tool builds on five years of research by Glasgow Caledonian University, showing that people learn most effectively by active participation and through ‘making sense’ of lessons learnt from incidents. It features four exercises to support learning from incidents processes at various phases, designed to improve communication, understanding and engagement on safety issues.

This biennial two-day safety conference is sponsored by ABB and the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. The programme will deliver essential learning and sharing of good practice between companies and industries, to support the energy sector in development of better safety, health and environment management systems and improving safety performance.

Speakers will include senior health and safety experts and human factors specialists specifically within the major hazard industries. Talks, case studies, and presentations will provide delegates with the tools and techniques that are needed to:

  • assure high performance through the application of human factors
  • effectively investigate and analyse incidents
  • embed learning from incidents
  • prevent incidents before they occur

Human factors are the environmental, organisational and job factors, and human and individual characteristics which influence behaviour at work in a way which can affect health and safety. With so much achieved by enhanced engineering design and equipment, and safety management systems, human factors is increasingly seen as the next step change in delivering improved safety performance.

This conference will be of interest to anyone managing health, safety and the environment, including process safety and occupational safety, as well as those with a specialist interest in human factors and ergonomics. This includes those with responsibilities for managing competence and training, risk assessment and fatigue.

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