Welcome to 1202 - The Human Factors Podcast

Season 4

Dec. 28, 2022

2022 in review - What have you been engaging with?

2022 has been a year of, hopefully positive, change, with 20 episodes covering a wide range of topics. In this review, Barry highlights some of the most popular.

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Nov. 27, 2022

The CIEHF - behind the scenes - An interview with Tina Worthy

Tina Worthy is the COO of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. She shares with us just how the organisation has achieved so much especially considering the relatively small number of staff, and where she s...

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Nov. 14, 2022

Rail Investigations - An interview with Becky Charles

Becky Charles is an investigator with the Rail Accident Investigation Branch and in this interview she gives us insights into what the role is and how Human Factors is a key component of the overall team.

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Oct. 9, 2022

Proactive Learning - An interview with Dr Marcin Nazaruk

Current approaches to defining and understanding safety risk can be seen to rely heavily on incidents occurring or near misses being reported. Dr Marcin Nazaruk talks with Barry about a new approach he is driving called Proactive Learning, or in …

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Sept. 26, 2022

The Dirty Dozen - An interview with Michael Bates and Gordon Dupont

Michael Bates interviews Gordon Dupont about the creation of the "Dirty Dozen" the 12 main reasons behind why human error occurs.

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Aug. 29, 2022

Applying Human Factors on the ground - An interview with Suzy Broadbe…

Suzy Broadbent is a Fellow of the CIEHF with twenty years experience working in Human Factors across defence, rail and now healthcare domains. She gave the Institute Lecture at EHF2022. This discussion looks back at her career and then dives …

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Aug. 15, 2022

Publishing Human Factors books - An interview with Bob Bridger

We all have our "go to" reference book: but how do you go about writing and publishing such a thing? Past President of the CIEHF, Robert Bridger, gives us an insight into the art of writing, publishing and updating Human …

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Aug. 1, 2022

Human Factors in Iarnród Éireann - An interview with Nora Balfe

Iarnród Éireann, or Irish Rail, has its own share of Human Factors Challenges, and the person with the challenge of ensuring HF is kept up to standard is Nora Balfe. In this episode, Nora gives us an insight into the …

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July 18, 2022

RAF Safety and Just Culture

Over the past decade or so, the Royal Air Force has been going through a cultural evolution. In this episode, Ian and Avril give us an insight into how the implementation of Human Factors and the attitudes to safety has …

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July 4, 2022

HF in Rail - An interview with David Golightly

David Golightly is a lecturer at Newcastle University and works in the field of cognitive ergonomics, understanding the factors that make technology and systems fit for the intended user's needs and cognitive abilities.

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June 20, 2022

The Surgical approach to Human Factors - An interview with Peter Bren…

Professor Peter Brennan is a NHS Consultant Surgeon in Portsmouth, specialising in head and neck cancer. Barry talks with him to see how he is driving Human Factors approaches from his perspective. To date, Peter has published over 700 publications …

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June 6, 2022

HFES - The Presidents Perspective - An interview with Chris Reid

Chris Reid is the Human Factors and Ergonomics Boeing Technical Fellow within the Environment, Health and Safety organization at Boeing. He is also the current President at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). In this interview,

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May 23, 2022

Ergonomics and Human Factors Conference 2022 - Review

Barry talks to attendees and some of the key people behind the scenes about putting together EHF 2022 and what they thought of the result. Fair warning, this is the first time ever that Barry has put together a multi-person …

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April 18, 2022

Farming, Decision Making and IOT - An interview with John Owen

In this podcast, Barry interviews John Owen, Project Manager at Gelli Aur Farm, Coleg Sir Gar, where they teach agriculture students about using future technologies in farming, as well as providing cutting edge research utilising sensor technologies an...

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April 4, 2022

The Burning Issue - An Interview with Nick Rutter from Fire Angel

Humans are currently blamed for the majority of damaging dwelling fires. An underlying reason behind that is a lack of knowledge of how people behave when waking up bleary eyed to a smoke or fire alarm. Nick Rutter,

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March 21, 2022

Supporting Musculoskeletal Health - an interview with FLX Health and …

In this interview, the topic of musculoskeletal disorders are a leading cause of occupational ill health in the UK, accounting for 30% of all work-related ill health cases and 27% of lost working days. Affecting 14.9 million people nationally,

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March 8, 2022

Human Factors in Healthcare - An Interview with Tony Andre

Tony Andre is the founder of Interface Analysis Associates and has decades of experience applying Human Factors in the healthcare setting. Additionally he also started the international symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare it 11 year...

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Feb. 21, 2022

Human Factors in Agriculture - An interview with Jill Poots

A domain that has always held an attraction is Agriculture, and even more so with the development of technology that is being utilised to enable fewer people on a farm to do a lot more. From GPS enabled tractors to …

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Feb. 7, 2022

Working from home - getting serious about furniture - An Interview wi…

Working from home has been a necessity throughout the pandemic, but now the idea of Hybrid Working is the "new normal". As we move from necessity to normal, we should also be moving from the dining room chair to something …

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Jan. 18, 2022

What does 2022 hold?

An introduction to the 2022 programme, what can be expected and what are the opportunities.

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