SIG organisers: Richard Screeton & Ben McCaulder
Over the coming years the nuclear industry will face change. Ageing plants will be decommissioned and new facilities are being planned. We need to deliver ergonomic solutions to new developments and assurance work to maintain existing plants. Our main challenges will include:
- Moving from traditional analogue control rooms, to user-configurable computer-based instrumentation and control.
- Maintaining situational awareness whilst increasing automation.
- Quantifying the effects of computer-based instrumentation and control on human performance.
- Producing Human Factors Post Operational Clear Out and Decommissioning safety cases.
We provide an independent forum for ergonomics specialists to discuss emergent issues. If this includes you, join us now.
Annual Conference: 21 November 2013, Bootle
The Nuclear Ergonomics Special Interest Group (NESIG) is holding its annual a conference this year at ONR’s HQ in Bootle on 21 November. The conference will be free to attend and will feature industry experts speaking on topical issues currently facing the nuclear sector. This year we have talks from the following speakers:
- John Wilkinson, the Keil Centre, a centre of expertise in providing innovative, high quality, integrated, applied psychology and ergonomic solutions, and Helen Rycraft, Head of Profession Human Factors and Organisational Learning, Magnox Ltd. “Organisational learning for the nuclear industry. What is it? Where are we? And how do we develop it?”
- David Spencer, Operations Support Manager, Magnox Reprocessing, Sellafield Ltd. “A Different Perspective. Implementing Human Factors on the ground.” Human factors in a nuclear site from the perspective of an ex CE&I and Commissioning engineer.
- CE&I Engineering Manager, Urenco ChemPlants. “Alarm Management in a New Nuclear Facility.” The costs, time, people and other considerations in dealing with alarm management in a new facility at the early stages of design, to the expected standards.
- Jon Berman, Director of Greenstreet Berman Ltd and Past President of IEHF. 35 years’ experience across the high-hazard industries, of which 27 years has been in the nuclear sector since joining CEGB in 1986.
- Jerry Williams, retired nuclear inspector.
- Karen King, Director, Human Risk Management Limited.
It is an ideal opportunity to find out what is going on in the industry and to network with fellow ergonomists. Or if you fancy a change of career, find out what working in the nuclear sector is like. If you wish to attend please see further information.