QinetiQ - Human Performance

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Cody Technology Park
01252 395651
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Shirley Brennen
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Established: 1995
First registered: 2000
Indemnity: Company
Chartered ergonomists: 8
Other ergonomists: 1
Total staff: 70

QinetiQ Operational Readiness team are a one-stop shop consultancy with an experienced multidisciplinary team of Ergonomists, Psychologists, Physiologists, Doctors, Engineers, System Modellers and Industrial Designers and Aeronautical Engineers and usability experts. We optimise how our customers, people, processes and equipment interact to enhance safety and performance, save money and reduce error. Through evidence-based consultancy, we work closely with our customers to understand their needs, their system and their goals so that they achieve their objectives.

By involving Human Factors Experts, organisations can:
– Make key technology usable
– Optimise System Effectiveness
– Reduce operating costs of systems
– Reduce human error within systems
– Maximise productivity
– Increase operating safety
– Select the right people
– Select the right technology

We work for and have strong track record with key government departments including: CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure), Home Office Scientific Development Branch, Counter Terrorism Centre, TRANSEC (Transport Security), OSCT (Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism and the MOD (Ministry of Defence) where we provide consultancy in the following areas:

– Human Factors Integration
– Human-Computer Interface Design & Assessment
– Man-Machine Interface Design & Assessment
– Workspace evaluation
– Adaptive automation
– Sleep and duty schedules
– Recruitment and selection
– Personnel surveys and questionnaire design
– Training needs, effectiveness and analysis
– Team performance and decision making
– Human physical performance
– Control Room Design
– Human sensory performance
– Workload assessment and human error
– Human protection and survival
– Aviation Security Process Design
– Software Engineering
– Anthropometry
– Human factors assessments for aircraft release to service recommendations
– Human error and human factors input to safety cases
– Usability Assessments
– Human Reliability
– Cognitive Ergonomics, Complex Tasks
– Specific Ergonomics Applications
– Systems Analysis
– Personal Protective Equipment

Areas of work
Accidents Health & Safety at Work
Cognitive Ergonomics, Complex Tasks
Expert Witnesses – various work situations
Human-Computer Interface Design & Assessment
Human Reliability
Risk Assessments – Various Work Situations
Systems Analysis
Training for Management and Staff
Usability Assessments
Specific Ergonomics Applications