Human Factors in Ship Design & Operation
28-29 September 2016 Register Now
The work of naval architects and marine engineers directly influence the operability and safety of the vessel and the seafarer. Decisions made at the design stage can influence human behaviour and health. And an improved understanding of ergonomics by engineers can ‘design out’ hazards and prevent incidents, both to the individual and the vessel.
With ever more complex systems and technology, greater improvements in safety can be achieved through a better understanding of human/system dynamics. A greater awareness of the role played by management structures, culture, procedures and regulation in safe and effective operation is also important to the effective running of the vessel and wellbeing of the crew.
This conference aims to bring together international specialists and professionals including designers, ship operators, seafarers, equipment manufacturers and regulators to highlight how an improved understanding of human factors can reduce costs and improve safety. RINA invites papers on all related topics, including:
• Design for occupational health and safety
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the International Journal of Maritime Engineering.
Selected papers include:
Registration and Payment
Register by 29th August 2016 and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc VAT)
The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT. The CD-ROM will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.
Additional copies of the conference papers or CD-ROM will also be available for sale ( members £115 and non-members £135) after the event. If you would like to order a copy , contact the Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at
Registration and Payment methods
Payments must be made in sterling by Eurocheque, cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date.
Under UK Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay VAT on any conference or course taking place in the UK. Delegates from outside the UK may be entitled to reclaim this cost.
Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of £200+VAT. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.
The conference will be held at the Royal Institution of Naval Architects,
RINA HQ, 8 -9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA, UK.
The nearest Underground stations are Charing Cross and Embankment
Conference delegates may take advantage of the Institution’s membership of Club Quarters to stay at its Trafalgar Square Hotel, situated at 8 Northumberland Avenue less than one minute’s walk from RINA Headquarters.
The Institution’s membership provides a fixed lowest rate of £159 per room which is always available to conference delegates, regardless of the varying higher rates throughout the year for non members. An even lower rate is available only for conference delegates at weekends (Fri, Sat and Sun) and holidays (£69).
Other benefits include access to the Club Living Room with complimentary refreshments, WiFi and unlimited chilled, purified bottled water, and a Rewards Programme offering a “Night on the House” after just one stay.
Conference delegates may find details of the facilities offered by Club Quarters Trafalgar Square or book online at http://clubquarters.com/royal-institution-naval-architects using the login “RINA” (without the quotes) on their first visit and selecting Trafalgar Square from the choice of hotels.
Conference delegates who wish to take advantage of the lower rate at weekends, which is not shown online, should contact ClubQuarters at +44 (0)20 7451 5800
Delegates of past conferences who may be visiting London on business or pleasure may continue to use the Institution’s membership of ClubQuarters and enjoy the benefits.
The RINA conference department does not get involved with booking delegate accommodation, however, if you need any accommodation during your stay in London, www.HotelsCombined.com, the worlds largest hotel price comparison website, is offering support to participants of this conference. An exclusive 10% rebate is given to hotels booked via their website for all attendees.
Check and book hotels in the surrounding area
For more information on the rebate program visit: http://www.HotelsCombined.com/Conference_Support
Sponsorship & Exhibitors
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Attendance at Design and Operation of Ferries & Ro Pax qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate