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Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF)

Website : http://www.ergonomics.org.uk/

Dr Claire Dickinson
Office of Rail & Road, UK

Chief Executive
Stephen Barraclough, B.Sc., MBA
Loughborough, UK.

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Recent Activities

Since being awarded Chartership in 2014, our society has re-branded to become the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. CIEHF has pursued the “Towards 2020 Strategy, that seeks growth and has a vision of a world where ergonomics and human factors is recognised, valued, and applied to the benefit of people, organisations and society. This has three themes of activities: promoting ergonomics and human factors; supporting our members; and knowledge and education.

PROMOTION - The practice of E/HF has been taken forward by CIEHF embarking on a series of white papers. The first published white paper is on Barrier management. It is about the use of bow-tie analysis and ensuring effective risk controls are in place when critically needed. We are currently consulting the community on our second white paper, which is on HFE In health and social care. This sets down the broad scope of the discipline, emphasizing it is design driven and includes a systems approach. We are underway with a second volume of case studies, Human Connection II, due to be published on the CIEHF website in Spring 2018.

MEMBERS - We have re-launched the Ergonomist magazine in 2017 by working with a professional publisher. This collaboration has reduced costs, and we have seen an improvement in quality. We have reviewed our processes for membership, resulting in the development of a competency framework that sets down the competences, skills, knowledge, and behaviors for all six grades of membership. We are in the throes of implementing training for our assessor pool with the intent of shortly going live with a streamlined process for reviewing Continuous Professional Development (CPD), short/degree courses, and membership applications.

KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION - CIEHF celebrated 60 years of the Ergonomics journal in 2017. CIEHF, working with Design4Real People, have published guidance for design & technology for school teachers on approaches for ensuring a user-centered design, rather than an ego-centered design being advanced. We have a vibrant program of events and webinars planned throughout the year, culminating in our annual conference due to be held in April 2018 in Birmingham. In 2019 it will be our 70th birthday.

--Claire Dickinson (2017/18 President) and Nick Gkikas, (Treasurer) - UK - Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF)