Control Room Ergonomics
Control room ergonomics and human factors design are essential in achieving optimum work performance in critical control room systems for the mining, utility, electrical, petrochemical, processing and other industries.
Control Rooms are where people monitor the pulse of technical operations. A control room is the critical centre for emergency management, production oversight and management, and security. They represent the vital organs – the brain, heart, and lungs of many complex technical production sites where environmental management is equally a concern to productivity.
Typically these control room centres operate 24/7/365. It is essential that operators are able to work in an effective and efficient manner to achieve optimum work performance – they must be able to respond to that which is most important at the right time, every time.
Human factors design and control room ergonomics involves collaborative work analysis to best determine operator needs and the essential functions of the control room.