INNHF final seminar - the 49th ESReDA Seminar on: Innovation through Human Factors in Risk Assessment and Maintenance

The final seminar of INNHF project, related to the dissemination of the outcomings obtained during the last 4 years, was held in Bruxelles on 29th and 30th october 2015. The seminar was organized by the INNHF Coordinator, Politecnico di Torino, in cooperation with the European Safety, Reliability and Data Association (ESREDA).

The seminar focused, amongst others, on the contributions of the researchers involved in the Marie Curie Project InnHF (www.innhf.eu) in relation to the integration of HOF with the standard procedures and the technical standards for risk assessment. Addressing this problem was carried on through the formalization of theoretical and applied approaches able to integrate the current and to develop advanced assessment methods. The integrating approaches developed by the INNHF researchers comply with the recommendations and requirements expressed by recognized industrial standards and methodologies.

The 49th ESREDA seminar allowed INNHF researchers to share their results within a wider scientific and technical community, to discuss and to compare the outcomings of the proposed approaches, demonstrating how they can be translated into a factual design improvement initiatives for new or existing plants, machinery and critical infrastructures. Seminar’s conclusions provided leverages to achieve competitive and safe performances of complex systems (maximum availability, minimum unscheduled shutdowns of production, economic maintenance, minimum incident and accident, increased resilience and so on).

http://www.esreda.org/Events/Details/tabid/1814/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/5758/49th-ESReDA-Seminar.aspx

ESREDA researchers and scientific supervisors:

first row (from left to right): Marko Djapan, ER - Politecnico di Torino; Chiara Leva, scientific supervisor - Trinity College Dublin; Micaela Demichela, INNHF Coordinator - Politecnico di Torino; Costanza Ciarapica Alunni, ESR - Trinity College Dublin; Eva Giagloglou, ESR - University of Kragujevac; Jie Geng, ESR - ARIA s.r.l.; Eleonora Pilone, management staff - Politecnico di Torino

second row (from left to right): Ewan Douglas, ESR - Trinity College Dublin; Pavle Mijovic, ESR - University of Kragujevac; Alberto Petruni, ESR - FCA Srbjia; Christos Tsiafis, ESR - University of Kragujevac; Sergii Kushch, ER - FCA Srbjia; Sameer Al-Dahidi, ESR - Politecnico di Milano; Farzad Naghdali, ESR - Trinity College Dublin; Piero Baraldi, scientific supervisor - Politecnico di Milano; Mehmood Ahmad, ESR - D'Appolonia s.p.a.; Mohsen Shirani, ESR - Politecnico di Torino; Darren McDonnell, ESR - Pfizer Ireland

 

Alberto Petruni's presentation

Participants of the 49th ESREDA seminar

 

Attachments:
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INNHF at Turin researchers' Night!

A little delegation from INNHF team participated in last  Researchers’ Night in Turin, the 26th of September 2014: the INNHF stand obtained a good success, and finally we closed this experience very tired, but happy!

The proposed activities aimed at making directly test by the people, and in particular by the children, the great influence that can have Human Factors, also on simple operations! We brought 3 different projects: an “Allegro meccanico”, inspired by the famous play “Operation”, a Bow-tie example, and a funny chemical experiment.

Each project required people some considerations on the consequences of their action, showing the essential role that human beings play in all the activities, both general and industrial: what if the tool is not right? What if I don’t follow the instructions? What if I choose the wrong barrier?

Finally, two posters ad-hoc about the INNHF project and the INNHF stand were prepared, in order to help people to better understand our work, and the characteristics of an European MCA project.

Below you can find a simple explanation of our projects, and some pictures of that magic night:

1)    The Allegro meccanico showed a car with a broken light, a broken horn and a broken turn signal; the public had several tools to try to fix them, and in case of right choice, the light and the turn signal turned on, and the horn honked.

2)The Little Chemist allowed the public, simply following some instructions, to turn a glass of “water” in “wine”, and then in “milk” and finally “beer”. The incredible transformation was possible only with a careful reading..

3) The Bow tie proposed one of the techniques used for risk analysis: the left side showed the Causes leading to a Main Event, while the right side showed the Consequences. People had to choose a correct set of barriers in order to stop the developing of the event chain. In order to make the Bow-tie usable both for children and adults, 3 different complete sets of Causes, Consequences and Barriers were prepared.

PHM-2013 Prognostics and System Health Management Conference

Within the PHM-2013 2013 Prognostics and System Health Management Conference Milan 8-11 September, 2013 - sponsored also by the InnHF Project - a couple of sessions were dedicated to the maintenance and human and organisational factors: one was dedicated to InnHF participants, the other allowed a comparison with scientists outside of the project consortium.

http://www.aidic.it/phm/

Mo 16:00-17:40
Maintenance and Human and Organizational Factors (I)
  Room: S2.4 ; Chairperson: Demichela M.
  RESEARCH OF EVALUATION METHOD FOR LOGISTICAL PERSONNEL SUPPORTABILITY BASED ON ATTRIBUTE HIERARCHICAL MODEL AND GREY SYSTEM
  Xiao B., Wang T., Ma L., Lv L.
   
  HUMAN RELIABILITY TEST AND IDENTIFICATION OF HCR MODEL BASIC PARAMETERS FOR SINGLE FACTOR “META-OPERATION”
  Yang Y., Chen S., Zheng W., Kang R.
   
  HUMAN RELIABILITY ANALYSIS OF RADIOTHERAPY PROCEDURES USING BAYESIAN NETWORKS
  Gomes É.C., Duarte J.P., Frutuoso E Melo P.F.F.
   
  A POOLED KNOWLEDGE BASIS ON PRESSURE EQUIPMENT FAILURES TO IMPROVE RISK MANAGEMENT IN ITALY
  Bragatto P., Ansaldi S., Delle Site C.
   
WHEN THE HUMAN FACTOR IS AT THE CORE OF THE SAFETY BARRIER
  Leva C., Bermudez Angel C., Plot E., Gattuso M.
We 11:20-12:40
Maintenance and Human and Organizational Factors (II)
  Room: S2.4 ; Chairperson: Cromie S. , Leva C.
HUMAN AND ORGANISATIONAL FACTORS TRAINING AS A RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY IN AN AVIATION MAINTENANCE COMPANY
  Cromie S., Liston P., Ross D., Corrigan S., Vani L., Lynch D., Demosthenous S., Leva C., Kay A., Demosthenous V.
   
HUMAN FACTOR ANALYSIS EMBEDDED IN RISK ASSESSMENT OF INDUSTRIAL MACHINES: EFFECTS ON THE SAFETY INTEGRITY LEVEL
  Demichela M., Pirani R.
   
THE ASSESSMENT OF MAINTENANCE PROCESS VULNERABILITIES IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
  Aleksic A., Djapan M., Tadic D., Stefanovic M.
   
A NEW MODEL FOR EVALUATION OF SAFETY GRADE OF INDICATORS BASED ON A FUZZY LOGIC
  Djapan M., Tadic D., Macuzic I., Jeremic B., Giagloglou E.

The full text of the contributions can be retrieved at the internet site of the conference.

GDRR 2013: Third Symposium on Games and Decisions in Reliability and Risk

At the GDRR 2013: Third Symposium on Games and Decisions in Reliability and Risk
Trident Hotel, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
July 8th - 10th, 2013

some papers and posters stating preliminary activities within InnHF have been presented.

 

Special session - TIC SESSION: projects FP7 INNHF/TOSCA

Within the CISAP 6 - 6th International Conference on Safety & Environment in Process & Power Industry - 13-16 April, 2014, Bologna , Italy, a special session has been organised disseminating the early results of the InnHF project and the framework of the TOSCA project, running in parallel with InnHF on sinergetic subjects.

http://www.aidic.it/cisap6/

The program of the session follows:

Tu 16:20-18:20
TIC SESSION: projects FP7 INNHF/TOSCA
  Room: Sala Saturno; Chairperson: Demichela M.
TOTAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT: WHAT ARE THE MAIN AREA OF CONCERN IN THE INTEGRATION OF BEST AVAILABLE METHODS AND TOOLS
  Leva M.C., Balfe N., Kontogiannis T., Plot E., Demichela M.
   
HUMAN AND ORGANIZATIONAL FACTOR RISK ASSESSMENT IN PROCESS INDUSTRY AND A RISK ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY (MEDIA) TO INCORPORATE HUMAN AND ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS
  Ahmad M., Pontiggia M., Demichela M.
   
SAFETY RISK REGISTERS: CHALLENGES AND GUIDANCE
  Balfe N., Leva M.C., McAleer B., Rocke M.
   
HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING AT DESIGN STAGE: IS THERE A NEED FOR MORE STRUCTURED GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS?
  Naghdali F., Leva M.C., Balfe N., Cromie S.
   
INTEGRATION OF HOFS INTO ATEX RISK ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY
  Geng J., Mure S., Camuncoli G., Demichela M.
   
MODELLING THE REPORTING CULTURE WITHIN A MODERN ORGANISATION
  Douglas E., Cromie S., Leva M.C., Balfe N.
   

And in the poster session:

24) THE QRA AS DESIGN CRITERIA FOR SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS. AN APPLICATION TO THE FOOD SAFETY
  Shirani M., Demichela M.

The full papers can be retrieved from the site of the Conference.