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24/11/2021 , 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm (Localtime)



5:00 pm - 6:45 pm


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Event Type

SA Members!

Join us for an evening of ‘Designing the System of Work’, focussing on the three factors of the physical tasks and environment, human factors integration and psychosocial factors.

Presenter topics:
David Nery – Human Factors Integration: Getting in Early!
Heidi Turbill – Safety in Design – Focusing on the Gaps
Dr. Valerie O’Keeffe – Designing the psychosocial space

Event Details
Date: Wednesday 24 November 2021
Time: 17:00 – 18:45 ACST
Location: Corporate Health Group (CHG), 103 Henley Beach Road, Mile End, SA 5031
Cost: AIHS/HFESA Members: Complimentary (Maximum 30)
*Nibbles & drinks provided*
CPD Points: 10

Click Here to Register – Registration is Free and this is a limited capacity event so make sure to secure your place early!

Please note: This is an AIHS & HFESA members-only event

Your Speakers

David Nery
Human factors Engineer, HFESA

David is a Human Factors Engineer.  He has an Honours Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Human Factors Engineering and is just completing a PhD in Engineering. His experience in safety engineering and human factors has been primarily focused on the safety critical industry sector with a particular focus on defence, transport and energy projects.

David’s goal is to have human factors integrated early in projects to de-risk schedule, cost and quality impacts that often occur when HF has not been considered early in design. Good human factors integration  does not necessarily cost more, but including human centric requirements into design and having a human centred design process can produce efficient, safe, error resilient and effective designs.  David will share some cases studies and practical examples from his experiences that highlight the benefits of early and effective HFI within design.

Heidi Turbill
Chair SA Branch, Certified Professional Ergonomist, HFESA

Heidi is an experienced Certified Professional Ergonomist and Occupational Therapist specialising in the area of optimizing Human performance through design and Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention. Consultant to a wide range of industries across Manufacturing, Agriculture, Utilities, Health care, Steel, Local Government, & Government agencies. Her skills include:- Ergonomic / Human Factors Assessment and Safety in Design Projects- Manual Task Risk Assessments Programs– Office Ergonomics and Manual Handling interventions- Development of customised training material to support employee program Heidi has served on the State branch committee of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA) since 2014, and is currently the State Chair for the SA branch.

Dr. Valerie O’Keeffe 
Human Factors and WHS specialist, HFESA

Dr Valerie O’Keeffe is a human factors and work health and safety specialist who applies ergonomics and psychology principles to promote worker and organisational wellbeing and performance. Valerie is a Fellow and Certified Professional Ergonomist (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia) and Fellow and Certified Chartered Safety Professional (Australian Institute of Health and Safety). She is currently Senior Research Fellow, Human Factors at the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute, Flinders University where she is researching the impact of advanced technologies on the design of manufacturing work.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the AIHS National office 03 8336 1995 or email

We look forward to seeing you there!

HFESA SA Branch 


Bookings are closed for this event.

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