Pre-Summit Focus Day On Human Organisational Factors: Monday, 25 September 2017

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration, coffee and networking

8:45 AM - 8:50 AM IQPC welcome remarks

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Opening remarks from the Chairman

Colin Dyer, PSM and AIM Expert, Independent AI-PSM Consultant


Colin Dyer

PSM and AIM Expert
Independent AI-PSM Consultant

Human factors: The key element of process safety

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Addressing human organisational factors in mitigating error-prone situations

Andrew Dingee, Author and SEMS expert,
Gain an understanding of human errors and highlight the difference between culture only and a learning culture. Plus, gain insight into human factors and best practices in sustaining process safety culture to ensure safe operations in high risk industries.


Andrew Dingee

Author and SEMS expert

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Transformational steps to strike a balance between process and people safety

Ayssar Hanza, , International IChemE Award Winner
Understand what is important for personal safety tiers and identify the opportunities for enhanced reporting and categorisation of process safety elements to capture near-miss incidents.


Ayssar Hanza

International IChemE Award Winner

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Employee participation: HardTalk – getting everyone to speak up

Dawn Metcalfe, Managing Director, PDSi
This session will share research conducted in the USA which revealed that 93% of employees consider their workplace to be at risk because they find it challenging to communicate risks and hazard to the management. You’ll learn how to how to empower staff to communicate effectively to ensure a reduction in risks and incidents.


Dawn Metcalfe

Managing Director

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Risk reduction by effective alarm management whilst involving human elements

Learn how to implement an effective alarm management system to reduce risks involved in human error. Plus, will address factors to keep in mind when implementing alarm management systems in avoiding human disturbance at facilities.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Refreshments break and networking

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Inheriting a safer design in front-end engineering to eliminate casualties

Understand how casualties and injuries can be reduced in facilities by inheriting safer design strategies. The session will highlight applications in ensuring safe design of facilities.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Applications of measuring human performance for building competent cultures

Hamdy Faroun, Production Operation Manager – East Zeit, Dana Petroleum, Egypt
Gain insight into best practices and challenges in human performance measurement for a competent process safety programme. The expert will enlighten the relevance of KPI’s for effective measurement and evaluation of processes to attain an efficient workforce and to build a safe culture.


Hamdy Faroun

Production Operation Manager – East Zeit
Dana Petroleum, Egypt

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking lunch break

1:30 PM - 1:30 PM To be continued...

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Interactive group discussions

Participate in a series of interactive group discussions set in a round table format. During this session each group leader will introduce a concept/case study to the participants followed by an interactive discussion and live feedback so you can ask the questions that you want to know the answers to. The group format also facilitates networking between industry professionals.

Roundtable One

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Balancing complacency and chronic unease

Colin Dyer, PSM and AIM Expert, Independent AI-PSM Consultant
Learn about the right balance one should have between being complacent and doubtful and discuss the importance of healthy skepticism on decision making and striking a balance between discomfort and complacency.


Colin Dyer

PSM and AIM Expert
Independent AI-PSM Consultant

Roundtable Two

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Communicating major accident risk to workforce

Andrew Dingee, Author and SEMS expert,
Understand the importance of communication of major accident risks to the workforce for increasing efficiency increasing efficiency and discuss best practices in communicating risks in risk reduction and safety.


Andrew Dingee

Author and SEMS expert

Roundtable Three

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Operational excellence dependence

Ahmed Saleh, Technical Services Department Head, GASCO
Understand the importance of workforce on the importance of workforce safety and its relevance in achieving operational excellence. Plus, discuss best practices for achieving safety objectives whilst keeping human performance and satisfaction in mind.


Ahmed Saleh

Technical Services Department Head

Roundtable Four

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Rethinking safety to prevent serious incidents and risks

Mohammed Al Aamri, HSSE Manager, OCTAL
Discuss the significance of training existing and incoming staff regularly and updating them with measures and procedures. Learn from best practices in training all the levels of a system to reduce probability of incidents and risks.


Mohammed Al Aamri

HSSE Manager

2:30 PM - 2:30 PM End of focus day

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. For the most up-to-date programme, please visit the event website.