W Ian Hamilton appointed to lead ERM’s Global Human Factors Team

15 March 2012

Ian Hamilton has been recognized for his expertise in the field of Human Factors by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) as evidenced by his appointment as a Distinguished Lecturer for 2013-2014. 

Leading the Human Factors team within ERM’s Global Risk Service, Ian’s appointment provides a great platform from which to deliver our message to our target market in oil and gas.  Many of our key clients are members of the SPE and so many potential clients for our services will attend the meetings. 

Each year, SPE selects a group of around 30 senior individuals who are experts in their field and capable speakers to share their expertise with SPE members through visits to local groups, or Sections of SPE members. The individuals are nominated by their peers, and selection is by the Distinguished Lecturer Committee as recognition of their expertise. He has already been invited to meet with Sections in Central America, the US, Canada, India, Bangladesh and Indonesia.  Other locations may be added once the official engagement starts in September this year.

Ian’s appointment is also significant in that Regulators around the world increasingly demand evidence that the risk from human error in major accident safety has been understood and controlled.  Many of our clients now want our help in providing this evidence as part of formal submissions for new developments and permission to operate.

Ian said, “It’s really very exciting.  ERM has made a significant investment in developing our capability in human factors.  We have a brilliant team of talented people located in the UK and the US.  I will be able to tell the SPE members about the work we are already doing and how we are establishing a unique service offer that blends human factors and technical risk.  This is crucial to address process safety concerns and ERM is unique in offering this integrated service.”

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Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. It offers the opportunity to contribute to the profession through its programs and activities and many of its accomplishments are driven by its dedicated members.

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