Human and organisational factors review of BHP's Kwinana Nickel Refinery

HF Integration recently supported BHP in reviewing current practices and policies against Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety human and organisational factors topics and accepted good practice. This allowed the identification of any gaps or opportunities for improvement, and subsequent development of a Human Factors Integration Plan to support continuous improvement.  

BHP Automation Projects

HF Integration is currently supporting BHP in the automation of its supply chain. Our work to date has involved an assessment of a new ATS HMI design, alarms and alerts review, human error analysis of safework operations, and workload assessments and development of design options for Port and Ship Loader control workstations. 

Review of Kwinana Bulk Terminal Control Room

This quick ergonomic survey involved a review of the existing control room at KBT and development of concept designs for consideration by Fremantle Ports.  

Human Factors Advisers to Perth Transport's Automatic Train Control project

HF Integration is providing support to the ATC project, which will upgrade the current network to support more frequent train journeys and is a vital part of the city's plan to support population growth. Our work to date has included an ergonomic assessment of the impact of an ATC HMI in train cabs, input into the design of the Rail Operations Control Centre (ROCC), development of HMI design guidance, and human error analysis of roles onboard and in Train Control.  

Recent Project Experience

Some of our clients include:

Development of Training Materials - Brookfield Rail

Andrew worked closely with Matt Stoker from Human Factors and Performance to develop training materials for Brookfield's new Safeworking Network Rules. This work followed successful training needs analysis that was conducted for the company previously.

Human Factors support to Rio Tinto's AutoHaul project

Our Clients

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Human Factors Engineering to Chevron on Brownfield LNG - Chevron, EDG & GHD

HF Integration has been providing support and advice to Chevron on Brownfield LNG projects, including the Gorgon Wax Management project, and the assessment of temporary and permanent facilities on Barrow Island. The scope of work includes providing human factors engineering (HFE) guidance on the application of Safety in Design standards and human factors good practice, and acting as Chevron’s HFE Specialist at model reviews and workshops.

Workplace ergonomics review at Holcim

Andrew worked with ACT Consulting to conduct a workplace ergonomics review of a major cement manufacturing plant.  The review was conducted to assist Holcim with their ongoing initiative to reduce hand and finger injuries on site.

Human Factors support for METRONET projects

HF Integration has been providing human factors support to Perth's Public Transport Authority and other organisations delivering METRONET projects. This includes:

  • Human factors review and impact analysis of the Forrestfield Airport Line, Thornlie Cockburn Link and Yanchep Rail Extension on PTA Control Centre Operators
  • Development of a Concept of Operations to support the Train Control Enhancements project
  • Human factors and ergonomics review of Claremont Station and track upgrade project 

Human Factors support to Chevron for Jansz-Io Compression project

HF Integration is currently supporting Chevron during the Jansz-Io Compression (JIC) FEED project. The scope of work includes expert support and guidance regarding HFE matters, assisting the project in meeting standards and HF good practice, delivery of HFE awareness training, oversight of other HFE specialists, valve and instrumentation criticality analysis, and accommodation and control facility design reviews. 

Human Factors support to Rio Tinto Iron Ore

HF Integration has been providing an extensive programme of human factors support to Rio Tinto's Pilbara Iron Ore operations. This has included a review of operator workload, workstation ergonomics, Human-Machine Interface design, alarms design, human error analysis, and fatigue management for the AutoHaul project, and is now looking at other remote mining functions. 


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HF Integration Pty Ltd | Experience

Human Factors Integration in brownfield projects - WoodGroup PSN

HF Integration has been supporting WoodGroup PSN in delivering brownfield projects on Woodside's North Rankin Complex and the Karratha Gas Plant. Work has involved ensuring that new equipment is designed in accordance with task requirements and relevant design standards. An important part of the human factors work has also been in identifying and addressing human reliability issues associated with construction activities.

Human Factors support to Rio Tinto's AutoHaul project
Kwinana Bulk Terminal control room review

Control Room ergonomics review - Methanex New Zealand

HF Integration carried out a human factors review of a control room for a methanol plant in Motunui, New Zealand.  The focus of the work is to review the existing control room and identify opportunities for improving the efficiency of operations, and the ergonomic design of the consoles.