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I have decided it is time for a change with my website. My main aim is to share the papers, presentations and posts generated over my 20+ year career working as a human factors and process safety consultant. It is work in progress at the moment.

For a bit about, have a look at my CV

You will find the links to the papers on the various pages accessed from the menu above. Here is a full list of them all.

YearTitle or topicLink
2024Procedure for implementing Safety Critical Task Analysis (SCTA)https://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/SCTA-procedure.pdf
2024Anonymised SCTA report for unloading a tankerhttps://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Critical-Task-Analysis-report.pdf
2024Human factors role in supporting best practicehttps://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/2024-CIEHF-HF-and-best-practice.pdf
2024Managing the risks of stored energy –
always expect the unexpected.
https://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/2024-LPB296-Hazards-of-stored-energy.pdf
2023Hazards Human Factors in Projects at operational siteshttps://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2023-Hazards-HF-in-projects-at-operational-sites.pdf
2023Task analysis for leak testing plant before return to servicehttps://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Leak-test-SCTA.pdf
2023Hazards Leak testing – more complicated than you thinkhttps://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2023-Hazards-leak-testing-reinstatement-more-complicated-than-you-think.pdf
2023Hazards Jump to it – alarm response timeshttps://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2023-Hazards-Jump-to-it-alarm-response-times.pdf
2023Human Factors Specification (PDF)https://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/2023-Human-Factors-Engineering-Specification-02.pdf
2023Human Factors Specification (word)https://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/2023-Human-Factors-Engineering-Specification-02.docx
2023Task analysis job aid http://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Task-risk-management-job-aid06.pdf
2023Task Analysis Template (PDF)http://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Task_Analysis_Template_Apr2023.pdf
2023Task Analysis Template (Word)https://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/2023-Task-Analysis-Template.docx
2023lpb289 SIF proof testinghttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2022-SIF-testing-overarching-task-and-human-error-assessment.pdf
2023Human factors – HMI – PhD seminar http://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Human-factors-HMI-PhD-seminar.pdf
2023Human factors – control room design http://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Human-factors-control-room-design.pdf
2023Buzzword checksheethttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Buzzword-checksheet-01.pdf
2023High Criticality Task Procedure Templatehttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/ABRISK-High-Criticality-Task-Procedure-Template.docx
2023Procedure checklist http://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/2023-AB-Procedure-checklist.pdf
2022SIF testing overarching task and human error assessmenthttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2023-lpb289-SIF-proof-testing.pdf
2022Hazards SIF proof testinghttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2022-Hazards-SIF-proof-testing.pdf
202106 Jun TCE Making Sure Risks are ALARPhttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2021-06-Jun-TCE-Making-Sure-Risks-are-ALARP.pdf
202105 May TCE Risk Tools of the Tradehttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2021-05-May-TCE-Risk-Tools-of-the-Trade.pdf
202104  Apr TCE What Safety Studies Have you Got on you MenuHave-you-Got-on-you-Menu.pdfhttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2021-04-Apr-TCE-What-Safety-Studies-Have-you-Got-on-you-Menu.pdf
2021Task Analysis masterclasshttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Task-Analysis-masterclass.pdf
2021Processing Magazine Maximizing the contributions of people in your processing planthttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2021-Processing-Magazine-Maximizing-the-contributions-of-people-in-your-processing-plant.pdf
2020lpb275_pg11 Dutch surfershttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2020-lpb275_pg11-Dutch-surfers.pdf
2020lpb274_pg07 Abergele Train Crashhttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2020-lpb274_pg07-Abergele-Train-Crash.pdf
2020LinkedIn Go tidy your control room http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/go-tidy-your-control-room-andy-brazier
2020LinkedIn Don’t overlook process safety http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/dont-overlook-process-safety-andy-brazier
2020Eschback white paper Manufacturing in a Crisis – Keep Communicating http://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2020-Eschbach-Whitepaper-Manufcaturing-in-a-Crisis.pdf
2019TCE Degrees of separationhttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2019-TCE-Degrees-of-separation.pdf
2019LPB266_pg09 Safety valves & bursting discshttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2019-LPB266_pg09-Safety-valves-bursting-discs.pdf
2019Hazards 29 Control rooms EEMUA 201http://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2019-Hazards-29-Control-rooms-EEMUA-201.pdf
2018LPB264_pg09 Bias – procedureshttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2018-LPB264_pg09-Bias-procedures.pdf 2018 LPB264_pg04 bias – introduction.pdf https://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/2018-LPB264_pg04-bias-introduction.pdf
2018LPB261_pg17 – Piper Alpha – Shared isolationshttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2018-LPB261_pg17-Piper-Alpha-Shared-isolations.pdf
2018LPB261_pg14 – Piper Alpha – Shift handoverhttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2018-LPB261_pg14-Piper-Alpha-Shift-handover.pdf
2017LPB254pg09 – Emergency Procedureshttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2017-LPB254pg09-Emergency-Procedures.pdf
2017Hazards – Interlocks less is morehttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2017-Hazards-Interlocks-less-is-more.pdf
2017EHF Conf – HFE early in projectshttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2017-EHF-Conf-HFE-early-in-projects.pdf
2017Bowtie diagrams & human factors.http://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2017-Bowtie-diagrams-human-factors.pdf
2016LPB250pg07 – Double block & bleed – more complicated than you thinkhttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2016-LPB250pg07-Double-block-bleed-more-complicated-than-you-think.pdf
2014Self – Linking Human Factors To Safety Studieshttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2014-Self-Linking-Human-Factors-To-Safety-Studies-1.pdf
2014Hazards – Linking task analysishttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2014-Self-Linking-Human-Factors-To-Safety-Studies.pdf
2013TCE – HF learning from Costa Concordia & Astute             http://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2013-TCE-HF-learning-from-Costa-Concordia-Astute.pdf                        
2013Task Risk Management Guidehttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2013-Self-Task-Risk-Management-Guide.pdf
2013Task Analysis Templatehttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2013-Self-Task-Analysis-Template.pdf
2013LPB231pg19 – Process isolations – more complicated that you thinkhttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2013-LPB231pg19-Process-isolations-more-complicated-that-you-think.pdf
2012lpb226pg20 – Astute Groundinghttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2012-lpb226pg20-Astute-Grounding.pdf
2012LPB224_pg8 – Costa Concordiahttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2012-LPB224_pg8-Costa-Concordia.pdf
2011Ten years of staffing assessmentshttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2011-Self-Ten-years-of-staffing-assessments.pdf
2010LPB211_pp18_20 – Accident avoidancehttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2010-LPB211_pp18_20-Accident-avoidance.pdf
2010IBC – Operations a control room is only a small componenthttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2019-Hazards-29-Control-rooms-EEMUA-201.pdf
2008Tips – Better Procedureshttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2008-Tips-Better-Procedures.pdf
2007Tips – Accident Avoidancehttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2007-Tips-Accident-Avoidance.pdf
1999OTO 092 https://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/OTO-1999-092https://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/OTO-1999-092.pdf
19961996 PhD Thesis – Sources of HF datahttps://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/1996-PhD-Thesis-Sources-of-HF-data.pdf
1996lpb_issue128p017 – Improve incident investigation with task inventoryhttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/1996-lpb_issue128p017-Improve-incident-invesitgation-with-task-inventory.pdf
1995Loss Prevention Conf – Using task inventory to develop incident reportinghttp://abrisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/1995-Loss-Prevention-Conf-Using-task-inventory-to-develop-incident-reporting.pdf