19-20 February 2020, London, UK
The work of naval architects and marine engineers directly influences the operability and safety of vessels and seafarers. 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.
Research shows that more than 80% of accidents at sea are caused by human related factors. Crew complements are being driven down through increasing use of automation but there remain many tasks that can be completed only by humans. This dilemma can create an increased risk of human error.
Under manning of ships, insufficient training, inadequate knowledge of the entirety of technology present onboard, lack of emergency drills etc can all widen the scope for human error. Even seemingly minor errors by a single person can lead to a series of errors and so it is critical that their nature is fully transparent and understood throughout the management chain to ensure appropriate action can be taken at the right level.
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
- Integration of human factors into the design process
- Feedback from the users into the design loop
- Examples of practical applications of human factors engineering
- Design of navigation & control systems
- Design for performance
- Ashore and onboard operational organisation and teamwork
- Safety, performance and management
- Survivability, escape and evacuation systems
List of Papers
‘ONE HAND FOR THE SHIP’: THE DEVELOPMENT OF ERGONOMICS GUIDANCE FOR ACCESS AND EGRESS
D. Oakley, University of Southampton, UK
J. Earthy and A. Gibbins, Lloyd’s Register, UK
HUMAN FACTORS INTEGRATION IN SUBMARINE SPATIAL DESIGN
J. Clarke and A. Welch, BAE Systems Submarines, UK
IMPROVING HUMAN-CENTRED DESIGN APPLICATION IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
V. D. Vu and M. H. Lützhöft, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
‘DESIGNING IN’ THE HUMAN ELEMENT: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO VESSEL ACCOMMODATION
I. L. Acejo, Cardiff University, UK
THE OPERATOR’S STAKE IN SHORE CONTROL CENTER DESIGN: A STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS FOR AUTONOMOUS SHIPS
E. Veitch, NTNU, Norway
A. Hynnekleiv and M. Lützhöft, HVL, Norway
HUMAN FACTOR AND AUTOMATION: A STPA APPROACH TO ENHANCE SHIP SAFETY
P. Gualeni and C. Bongermino, University of Genoa, IT
DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND SELECTION OF A SHOCK MITIGATION SEAT FOR AN ALL-WEATHER LIFEBOAT
T. Gunston, CDG Coast Dynamics Group, Canada
A. Clarke, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, UK
CYBERSICKNESS AND EVALUATION OF A REMEDIATION SYSTEM: A PILOT STUDY
L. Andre and R. Coutellier, Naval Group Research, France
ANOTHER SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: A FAILURE OF SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
M. Cook, BAE Systems, UK
TOWARDS AN ECOSYSTEM OF SKILLS IN THE FUTURE MARITIME INDUSTRY
A. Hynnekleiv and M. Lutzhoft, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
J. V. Earthy, Lloyds Register, UK and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
MOVING HAVENS: AN APPLICATION OF THE E-NAVIGATION SERVICE ROUTE-EXCHANGE
T. Porathe, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
HUMAN FACTORS RELATED TO AUTONOMOUS SHIP OPERATIONS
E. Aa. Dahle, Dr. Ing., Norway
K. Bentzrod, Hoegh LNG, Norway
N. H. Lund, Master Mariner and Maritime Government Pilot (Ret.), Norway
THE COMMUNITY OF SHIP-HANDLERS AND PILOTS: TRAINING, COLLABORATION AND GOOD PRACTICE TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE
R.J. Wild, Solent University, UK
M. Lützhöft, HVL, Norway
THAT UNRELENTING 80 %
E. G. D. Verbeek Netherlands Pilots Cooperative, Netherlands
PERCEPTIONS OF THE WEST AND THE EAST AND NATIONAL CULTURE ON THE HUMAN FACTORS
Y. Kwon, Chosun University, KOREA
Submit Abstract or Register Interest
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If you wish to submit an abstract, please send a paper title, brief summary (no more than 250 words) of what the proposed paper would be about and your contact details via the link above, by email directly to or fax to +44(0) 20 7259 5912. The deadline fo submission for abstracts is 21st October 2019.
RINA members £790+VAT=£948
Non members £890+VAT=£1068
The Human Factors conference will be held at the Institution's Headquarters.
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