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Operator Training

Quote: “People should not be trained until they get it right; they need to be trained until they do not get it wrong”. In the industrial workplace, few people begin a job fully trained. Even when people have prior work experience, they will still need to learn the many nuances of the new work environment…

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Workshops by UCDS

UCDS offers a full line of consulting services to evaluate your current plant condition, make realistic and achievable recommendations for improvement and aid you in implementing our recommendations. An integral part of this line is a set of workshops that provide an introduction to the basic principles and best practices relating to our services. The…

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User Centered Control Building Services

UCDS offers a full line of consulting services to evaluate your current plant condition, make realistic and achievable recommendations for improvement and aid you in implementing our recommendations. An integral part of this line is a set of control room design services that provide guidance at all phases of a building project on industry best…

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User Centered Situation Awareness Workshop and Training

The UCDS Situation Awareness workshop covers the following topics: The International Ergonomic Standards for Control Rooms (ISO 11064) What is in an Operating Philosophy Common Control Room Issues including Distractions, Noise, Lighting, and Operator Vigilance Alarm Management and Human Computer Interface (HCI) design. How to design communications for a centralized control building Relationship between CCR…

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UCDS Field Shelter Design services

In the past, all control was done from field shelters. A control system upgrade has enabled the site to move to a new control facility. The field shelters will still be used by field operators for important functions such as maintenance coordination, issuing work permits, sampling, new employee training, but are poorly designed for these…

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Human Factors books to read

It’s 2013 folks…and we are off and running! Well, that’s the theory anyways. As for me, I have not done any running for a while. Last year while travelling the world I ruptured my Achilles tendon which was not much fun. When I got back from Hawaii last December, I went straight to the hospital…

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The Need for Good Situation Awareness

This is an excerpt the the document: Abnormal Situation Awareness The Need for Good Situation Awareness Ian Nimmo, President The goal in designing a control room is to create a work environment that promotes high levels of vigilance and situation awareness. Operators are vigilant when they are alert and prepared to act. They have a…

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Lots and lots of Control Rooms!

This last month has been interesting and adventurous for David and myself.  We had two wonderful weeks in Chile; the hotel we stayed at had a great view of the Ocean.  We then went and spent a few days in one of the World’s biggest Copper Mines.  It was amazing to observe over 10,000 contractors…

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