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Human Factors Engineering for Oil & Gas
22nd October 2018 - 24th October 2018
This training course, based on the well-established discipline of Human Factors Engineering (HFE), will introduce you to contemporary thinking related to Applied Human Factors and Safety in Design and illustrate, through numerous examples, why it’s critical to incorporate HFE into your own projects.
The ideas you develop in this course will help you understand how design decisions affect human performance and ultimately operational performance. As a project engineer, discipline engineer, or operator, you will also learn how to improve the way you and others make design decisions and to recognize which human issues are critical. Much of what you will learn will help you structure a systematic view of how the principles fundamental to including the human in the design process are relevant to your own application domain.
Case studies will be used to provide delegates with a clear understanding of what can go wrong without HFE and that its inclusion leads to improved operational performance for the plants you’re using and designing. The course presenter will share detailed first-hand experience of how HFE was applied within real projects, to demonstrate the flexibility of the HFE processes to fit them to real work.
To crystalize the learning experience, the training will include a number of workshop sessions where students (working in groups) will apply the theory to various case studies. Each group will be asked to provide a short presentation to the rest of the delegates after each workshop session. The course is designed to be accessible to students without a specific scientific background in this field.
Who Should Attend
Implementing HFE provides the “best match” between plant operator and maintainer capabilities & limitations & the relevant plant hardware components that impose physical, physiological, and/ or psychological demands on the operators and maintainers. Such a match could significantly reduce costs and improve usability of products. This training course takes into account the special context of the oil and gas domain and uses real-life examples so that attendees will gain a good high-level understanding and awareness of the benefits of HFE and of the principles of its application.
Key Learning Points
- Gain awareness of the fundamental capabilities and limitations of humans
- Acquire awareness of the potential catastrophic consequences of failing to consider the human in design
- Embrace the inclusion of humans as a fundamental part of oil and gas plant design
- Develop a frame of reference that ensures that humans are given due consideration when design decisions are made
- Understand various tools and techniques to help manage human issues throughout the plant lifecycle
- Recognise opportunities to make informed trade-offs to improve safety, improve operations and maintenance, and reduce shut-down time