Human Factors in Accident Investigations

Recorded On: 05/18/2021

Would you like to know more about what are human factors and how to look for these in accident investigations – or even in your day-to-day work? 

Join Diane Chadwick-Jones and Simon Robinson for an interactive session with a compelling practical case study, published in IOGP 621 Demystifying Human Factors: Building confidence in human factors investigation, to look at how to identify human factors.  These are the factors which influence human behavior at work in a way which can affect health and safety, for example, the design of plant, procedures, working practices and resourcing.

This webinar does not assume any pre-existing training in human factors investigation, and will be helpful whether your company has extensive processes, tools and resources, or nothing at all. This session will be of interest to all those involved in operations and safety, and will build your skills in asking the most powerful questions to understand the underlying systems and conditions that contribute to accidents, so that we can design safer work to enable people to work safely.

This webinar is categorized under the Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability technical discipline.

All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Diane Chadwick-Jones and Simon Robinson and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Diane Chadwick-Jones and Simon Robinson.

Diane Chadwick-Jones

Diane Chadwick-Jones is the former Director, Human Performance for BP.  She is a graduate of Imperial College, London and had an extensive career in BP, spanning many businesses and functions including Refining, Exploration&Production and Chemicals, working in Belgium, Brazil and Egypt in operations and safety roles.  

In her positions related to Safety Culture and Human Performance, she was instrumental in the refresh of the BP Values, and delivering cultural change and safety improvement including operationalizing a “systems thinking” approach by improving the way work is set up to reduce the possibility of mistakes and make work more effective.

Diane focuses on education, mentoring and advocacy, including contributing to influential podcasts about modernizing the approach to safety and improving racial diversity in business,

Simon Robinson

Simon is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and Psychology graduate with deep experience in supporting safe and effective front-line operations at BP, in oil and gas production, refining, drilling, operations and maritime transportation.  He spearheaded the company-wide implementation of BP’s Human Performance strategy, ushering in a vital new perspective on managing process safety in operations. 

He has a unique talent for explaining complex issues simply,  described as ‘the only person who can explain human factors so that real people can understand them’. His expertise spans safety leadership, culture, incident investigation, risk management and systematic learning in major hazard industries.

Simon has helped hundreds of companies through his longstanding support of prestigious industry bodies.  He chaired the Human Factor committees for both the International Oil and Gas Producers Association (IOGP) and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) and has contributed to working groups for Oil and Gas UK, Step Change in Safety, and the International Maritime Organization.  He has written and edited well-received industry publications, training and videos on human performance, human factors, safety leadership and learning before and after incidents – including IOGP 621 Demystifying Human Factors: Building confidence in human factors investigation.

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Human Factors in Accident Investigations
05/18/2021 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
05/18/2021 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
20 Questions
Live and Archive Viewing: 0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits and certificate available
Live and Archive Viewing: 0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits and certificate available