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Why is design important?

Human factors: Design

Poor design contributes to work-related ill-health and has been found to be a root cause of accidents including major accidents e. The earlier that consideration is given to human factors and ergonomics in the design process, the better the results are likely to be. Health and Safety Executive. A clear and practical guide for sites moving to DCS control and centralised control rooms.

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A resource pack The purpose of this resource pack is to provide an introduction to ergonomics for people who work offshore. Covers design principles, control room arrangements and layout, workstations, displays, controls, interactions, temperature, lighting, acoustics, ventilation, and evaluation.

Designers should be following this standard for new control rooms, and it demua usefully be referred to for upgrades and modifications to existing ones especially where there are known problems. Process plant control desks utilizing human-computer interface: Plant and processes should be designed for operability and maintainability and other elements of the life cycle should not be neglected e.


Implementation in the onshore and offshore industries Gives an overview of best practice on how to build human factors into design.

Consideration should be given to the interface between eemau end user and the system. This should eemmua different types of users including operatives, maintenance and systems support personnel.

See also Case studies Articles. Users should be involved in the design process. For that reason, user involvement is key to designing operable and maintainable plant and systems. It sets out to raise your awareness of some of the ergonomic problems in the offshore workplace; to explain the causes of ergonomic related accidents and injuries, and to provide some practical information to help reduce the risks.

This is a very detailed document and can be applied to all industry sectors. Note that this approach has been developed in relation to large projects e. The application of human factors to the design and development of systems and services is often called Human Factors Engineering esmua Human Factors Integration. Effective use of ergonomics will make work safer, healthier and more productive.

Human factors/ergonomics – Design

Ergonomic design of control centres,EemauISO Design This Key Topic contains links to four issues: HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. More information on design Reducing error and influencing behaviour HSG48 Pages contain a good summary of key design issues.


Consideration should be given to all foreseeable operating conditions including upsets and emergencies.

You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information. This website femua non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. Key principles in design Equipment should be designed in accordance with key ergonomics standards including EN Parts 1 and 2.

Designing tasks, equipment and remua stations to suit the user can reduce human error, accidents and ill-health. The design of control rooms, plant and equipment can have a large impact on human performance. A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size. Is this page useful? Consideration should be given to operator characteristics including body size, strength and mental capability.

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Resources Extract from inspectors human factors toolkit Safety emeua communications Improving communication at shift handover More resources. Failure eemja observe ergonomic principles can have serious consequences for individuals and for the whole organisation. Available from BSI Standards.

Includes PowerPoint presentations and checklists on a range of issues. A work system is defined as ‘a combination of people and equipment, within a given space and environment, and the interactions between these components with a work organisation’ p