Martin Anderson

Chartered Human Factors Professional

C.ErgHF, FCIEHF, CMIOSH, MSc(Eng), MSc(Eng), BSc(Hons)

Martin is the developer of this website and writes all of the content. He is a graduate in psychology with over 30 years’ experience in human factors and safety management in relation to major hazards and complex systems. He has two Master of Engineering degrees from the UK – in human factors, and in process safety. Prior to joining an Australian oil and gas company in 2013, Martin played a key role in developing human factors within the UK Health & Safety Executive (UK HSE). He is currently Manager of the Research Collaboratory at the Future of Work Institute, Curtin University Business School, Perth, Australia.

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He was a HSE Specialist Inspector for over 12 years, regulating human, management and organisational aspects on over 150 major hazard sites, both on and offshore, including planned inspection, incident investigation, safety report/safety case assessment, provision of expert evidence and formal enforcement. He was most recently a specialist in HSE’s Offshore Division, providing human and organisational factors input to interventions on a range of offshore installations, including production platforms, mobile drilling units and FPSOs.

Prior to the HSE, Martin held positions in two human factors consultancies working across a range of safety critical industries throughout Europe; and for several years was employed as a Psychologist at the HSE’s research laboratory (now HSL).

Martin is a Chartered Member and Fellow (2005) of the UK Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF). He was a non-Executive Director of the CIEHF for 10 years.

In 2021, this website was the joint winner of the Outstanding Communications Award from the CIEHF. In 2012 Martin was awarded the William Floyd Award by the CIEHF for outstanding and innovative contributions to ergonomics and human factors. In 2005 he was awarded the Hutchison Medal by the IChemE for his widely-read paper on behavioural safety. Martin is also a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health and was a Registered European Ergonomist for many years before relocating to Australia.

Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2013

Martin is passionate about sharing lessons from incidents, sharing lessons between industries and communicating human factors to as wide an audience as possible – hence this website. He regularly gives Keynotes and presentations at conferences and industry events. Martin was the Editor of “Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors” in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 (Available on Amazon). He also organised many conferences for the CIEHF over a period of ten years as Chair of the Events Committee.

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