We carried out a high level Human Factors Analysis for a Compressor Station control room and panel design.

The analysis was used to inform the development of the design specification, highlighting a set of Human Factors issues that would, as a minimum, need to be addressed by the design contractor.

The analysis consisted of observations and walkthroughs and highlighted the following areas of Human Factors to be addressed during the design process:

The above issues were identified as important, as the analysis indicated that  they had the potential to affect a set of cognitive tasks that underpin operator activity, namely:

The report provided to National Grid also provides checklists to help the design team consider these Human Factors issues as well as  High-level guidance to help the design team integrate Human Factors into the design process.