Announcing our 11th speakers at this years annual Risk Forum, 16th and 17th September…
Speaker: Dr. Claire Taylor
Topic: The issue of qualitative analysis – a study by the Halden Research Project.
Overview: Several recent studies on HRA have concluded that a good qualitative analysis is crucial for obtaining trustworthy and useful HRA results. The studies confirmed that the quality and usefulness of HRA strongly depend on the analysts’ knowledge of plant operation and on the extent to which empirical information on real operation can be obtained. The studies also pointed to the lack of practical guidance material to support analysts through the qualitative analysis stage of the HRA process, and that this is a significant contributor to variability between analysts.
Claire will present an overview of a recent study by the Halden Reactor Project in Norway to investigate the issue of qualitative analysis, and the handbook that is being developed to provide practical advice on how to conduct qualitative analysis for HRA. Claire’s presentation will consider the importance of operator input to HRA and how better qualitative analysis can lead to improved error reduction at the plant.
Dr. Claire Taylor is a senior research scientist at the Institute for Energy Technology in Halden, Norway. Her primary research focus is Human Reliability Analysis in the nuclear and petroleum domains. Claire has a background in accident investigation methods, with a PhD in this subject from University College Dublin.
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