Nuclear human factors conference papers, held on 16 September 2010

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  • Published: September 2010
  • REF/ISBN: humanfactorsevent
  • Status: Current

Human factors encompasses what people are being asked to do, who is doing it, and where they are working, all of which is influenced by a wider organisational culture and external influences.

There is increasing emphasis on the importance of managing human factors in the workplace to achieve improved safety and business performance in all high hazard industries.

This conference aimed to look at current human factor practices employed in the industry and discuss the benefits of an intelligent application of human factors methods and knowledge.

The conference

Rear Admiral (retd) Paul Thomas CB FREng HFNucI, President, Nuclear Institute and Professor Sue Cox, Dean, Lancaster University Management School have both had long careers in the Nuclear Industry and have encouraged and developed human factors within the businesses they have been associated with.

Keynote address: Human factors in the nuclear industry
Professor Sue Cox, Dean, Lancaster University Management School

Workshop one

Human factors in decommissioning
Richard Scaife, Keil Centre

Fitting the new with the old: human factors of hybrid systems
Helen Rycraft, Magnox North

Workshop two

Soft skills inside nuclear organisations
Joe McCluskey, Sellafield Sites

Improving the human factor through organisational learning and human performance improvement programmes
Aileen Sullivan, EDF Energy

Achieving human factors assurance for nuclear power plant development
W Ian Hamilton, Technical Director, Human Engineering Limited

The development of nuclear industry human performance standards
Charles Bray, South West Regional Manager, National Skills Academy Nuclear

Human factors Assessment for New Build
Peter Ackroyd, Human Factors Inspector, Nuclear Directorate

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