With over 60% of accidents onboard vessels being attributable to human factor, there is a growing role for human factors engineering to be factored into the design of vessels.
BMT specialises in designing and evaluating equipment, systems, and facilities to optimise human performance and safety.
BMT Human Factors Engineers apply rigorous methodology and Human Factors Engineering (HFE) principles to improve human performance and safety, reduce human error, enhance situation awareness, increase user satisfaction, reduce workload, and reduce training and maintenance requirements.
Service areas include:
Human Systems Integration (HSI)
Incorporating the physical and cognitive needs, capabilities, and limitations of the human user into the development, testing, and deployment stages throughout the systems engineering and acquisition process. Relevant areas include manpower, personnel, training, habitability, personnel safety, occupational health and personnel survivability.
Developing and publishing technical HFE standards, guidelines, and HFE checklists as verification tools for HFE design criteria based on users' needs.
Test and Evaluation
Providing HFE and safety operational test planning, data collection, implementation, analysis, and reporting support using techniques such as heuristic evaluation, observation, questionnaires and interviews, human error analysis, and human performance measurement from technology development through system development and demonstration to production and deployment.
HFE Design & Analysis
Ensuring optimum safety and human performance as well as overall system effectiveness through the design of human computer interfaces, information displayed to support decision making and situation awareness, machinery and equipment controls and displays, task and process design and optimization, and workstation and workspace design.
Ensuring products meet the users' needs and maximises the ease with which users can interact with products resulting in a user-centered design that yields reduced costs through minimised training time and fewer design iterations and improved user performance through increased user productivity and fewer human errors.
Creating usable and easy to navigate websites that effectively displays information to the user while maintaining a consistent, appealing brand image. Website Designs comply with existing web design and accessibility standards, such as w3 and 508a.
These services are provided by our specialist operating company in the US.
For general enquiries relating to Human Factors Engineering, please contact Dr Phil Thompson
Dr Phil Thompson
Sector Director, Transport
BMT Group Ltd