EEMUA Seminar: Man and Machine


Birmingham, UK




“Working together to manage industrial assets”


Whilst the concept of the control room conjures up a certain stereotyped mental picture for most of us, industry and market changes will soon require us to modify that perception. Furthermore, we have to question how well we really understand some of the ideas which are relevant to the implementation of a control room. But it’s not just about technology, it’s also about the people, their changing skills and their needs.

Modern industrial assets rely on ever more complex control systems for their safe operation, and require competent staff to manage them. This seminar looks at several aspects of the often problematic man/machine interface and the resulting risks that must be understood and controlled.

Supported by: Chemical Industries Association (CIA).

Early bird offer extended! Take advantage of the non-member early bird rate, available until 31st October 2017. A standard rate of £300 will apply to all non-member registrations made after the deadline.

Who should attend:

The seminar should be of interest to all those involved with industrial control systems and the business continuity of the industrial plant and processes.


EEMUA Member £ 0 - Member
Non-member £ 250 - Non-member
£ 95 - Higher education
£ 63 - CIA member


09:00 - 09:45Registration
09:45 - 10:00Welcome and introduction
10:00 - 10:45Paper 1 - PACT: delivering the skills to control
10:45 - 11:30Paper 2 - Industry 4 is coming. But what will it do to the control room?
11:30 - 11:45Tea/Coffee
11:45 - 12:30Paper 3 - Local control points - should be better than a man on a shooting stick, with a flag!
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:45Paper 4 - Demand is the new supply – time to smarten up the grid
14:15 - 15:00Paper 5 - An ideal environment
15:00 - 15:15Tea/coffee
15:15 - 16:15Workshop - Common pitfalls in designing for safety system separacy
16:15 - 16:30Wrap up