Human and organisational factors play a critical role in safety.
|Date:||Tuesday, 23 May 2017|
The influence of human and organisational factors on safety in the resources industry was the focus of two forums held by the Department of Mines and Petroleum.
Resources Safety Division Executive Director Simon Ridge said the Human and Organisational Factors Forums aimed to explain the importance of these factors for improving health and safety in the State’s resources industry.
"Presenters used case studies to highlight important safety lessons and demonstrate the benefits of identifying and managing human and organisational factors," Mr Ridge said.
"The forums were also an opportunity for the department to outline its regulatory approach regarding human and organisational factors."
Presenters included representatives from the department, industry, external experts and other regulators.
Forums were held in Perth and Karratha last week. The Perth event attracted more than 200 people, the largest number of attendees for a single-theme event hosted by Resources Safety.
"This indicates the interest from industry regarding the impact human and organisational factors have on safety in the resources industry," Mr Ridge said.
The department will release the toolbox presentations from the forums shortly and has further information about human and organisational factors on its website.
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