Control Room Ergonomics

Our control rooms benefit you now, and decades into the future. Utilizing ISO11064 guidelines and a clear understanding of your workforce roles and needs, we create work environments operators are proud to use.

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Control Room Excellence All managers want a zero harm – zero incident culture. Production excellence begins within the core of operations: the control room. Our operators and controllers must work in a best-in-class environment, and have world class training, tools, and support in order to stay vigilant, aware, and predictive.

Success Story
Operator Effectiveness Means Money
Arnold Oliver of Worsley Alumina challenged his process control group to improve process efficiency. The goal was to get operators to set setpoints closer to the maximum process capacity. To achieve this, operators needed an environment that was optimized. Operator effectiveness was the major focus for changes that proved to provide significant returns on their investment.
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Operators are the pilots of the process, they have a huge impact on safety

UCDS is a Control Room Human Factors Company with 100 years of combined expertise in situation awareness, operator performance, abnormal situation management, and human error. Our design services help operators detect, diagnose, and respond to important situations. How well operators manage deviations will have a huge impact on safety and profitability.

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Control Room Design

We understand what operators do, so we design control rooms on functionality and effectiveness rather than flare. read more


Operator Staffing Study

Do you have the right number of operators to safely meet your operating objectives? Is the workload balanced, and is each position above or below the industry pace setters? read more


Operator Staffing StudyOrder the New Book: Operator Effectiveness and The Human Side of Error The control room is the heart of operations and the operators are the first line of defense when process problems occur. How they identify and solve problems will dramatically effect the business. Human error is a major problem. read more


Control Room Design GuideOrder the New Book: Control Room Design Guide Since the introduction of distributed control systems into control rooms, the mining, refining, chemical, and power industries have lived with, and suffered from, many behavioral problems common with this design. When Human Factors/Ergonomic design is introduced into a centralized control room, the users and the company realize many improvements including economic payback. read more

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