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..Industry Sectors
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Process Control Industry Ergonomics
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..Ergonomics Applications
Abnormal Situation Management
Alarm Reduction
Complementing / Manning
Human-Computer Interaction
Safety Cases
Training Needs Analysis
Human Error / Human Reliability Assessment

..Human Factors Issues
Compliance with Safety Requirements
Diagnostic Tasks
Operator Stress
Staffing for Safety Management
Training for Emergencies

..Nuclear Human Factors
Nuclear Safety Cases
Stress in the Control Room


Refuelling Defuelling
Refuelling and defuelling make particular challenges on the safe and efficient operation of Nuclear Installations. Application of good ergonomics can make the operations both safer and more efficient. Particular concerns are the regulation of work orders and management of worker dosage. Human factors can also aid in the support of Safety Cases, in fact incorporation of human factors can often be a regulatory requirement.

Synergy has:
  • Undertaken detailed studies of re-fuelling and defuelling operations
  • Developed the detailed human factors aspects of Safety Cases for nuclear operations
  • Undertaken manning/complementing studies to determine appropriate skills and team numbers when undertaking complex operational tasks.