Human Factors in Ship Design & Operation
26 - 27 February 2014, London, UK
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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:
Full programme list here.
A list of some of the papers presented at the conference:
Previous Human Factors in Ship Design & Operation Conferences
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects has previously organised six other Human Factors in Ship Design conferences. Click on the links below to see a list of papers presented at these conferences and to find prices to purchase copies;
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