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 The effectiveness of workforce involvement into positive safety culture

The session will address how to implement an effective and a positive safety culture across an organisation and will discuss the role of workforce satisfaction and involvement to ensure reduction in risks and minimise human error.

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

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Step Change in deliver Process Safety Requirements for Safe Operation

This session will provide the insight on the mechanism of aligning and cascading safety critical practices. Focusing the employee understanding on the critical safety procedures is one of the important aspects to minimize the near-misses and eliminate catastrophic incidents.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Elevate the Weakest link the HSECES identification for better Management

This session will address the human factor in managing maintenance of HCE critical equipment by enhancing the identification methodology focusing the harmonization.

12:30 PM - 1:30 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.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Panel Discussion: Overall viewpoints of roundtable leaders and key discussions made

The following panel discussion will bring together the roundtable leaders from the previous session to highlight key findings from their roundtables and to provide concluding viewpoints

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Networking lunch break

Roundtable One

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Balancing complacency and chronic unease

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.

Roundtable Two

12:30 PM - 1:30 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

12:30 PM - 1:30 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

3:00 PM - 3:00 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.