Operations Practices

Establish effective operations practices to minimize abnormal situations and plant safety incidents

Staffing Assessment

Rationalize your staffing decisions with an objective analysis of requirements

Workplace Design

Structure your work environment to ensure an alert operations team and efficient work flow

Human-Machine Interface Design

Design your HMI for effective situation awareness and timely interventions
Member of the
Abnormal Situation Management Consortium

Improve the safety and productivity of the industrial work environment, establish a collaborative work atmosphere with our customers and colleagues, and maintain high integrity in all relationships.

Recent News

  • Peter Bullemer has accepted the position as Partner Emeritus with Human Centered Solutions starting in 2019. A founding partner of Human Centered Solutions, Peter will continue to support project and marketing efforts in his new position.  
  • HCS contributed significantly on controls, alarm rationalization, and HMI design for a major U.S. refiner’s expansion efforts in 2018 associated with the refinery’s turnaround activities. 
  • HCS expanded its alarm rationalization projects with a major U.S. refiner in 2018 and work continues in 2019. 
  • HCS recently presented our workload assessment and HMI design approaches to the CEPA Control Room Management Knowledge Network.  
  • HCS is starting SCADA HMI design projects for two Canadian pipe line companies in late 2018 / early 2019. 

Our Team

Our team has a broad range of skills and experience, enabling us to provide each client with a customized scope of work unique to their requirements.

Our vision is to dramatically transform the nature of plant operations, improve the effectiveness of the business, and enhance the quality of life of the people who staff it.

Common in all of our work is the application of our knowledge of human factors, plant operations, industry standards, effective practices, regulatory requirements, and lessons learned from active research with the ASM Consortium as well as from incidents and near misses reports in the process industries.


What We Do

Human Centered Solutions is a human factors consulting company with expertise in developing solutions that address human needs and capabilities in the workplace.

Our core competency is the application of human factors principles and human-centered design methodologies to optimize the influence of culture, organizational structures, management systems and use of technology on operator and plant performance.

With our active involvement in ASM Consortium research, we also pioneer advances in effective application design and operations practices that we transition into the plant operations environment.


Recent ASM Activity

HCS is an active leader in the ASM Consortium Program.

HCS partners performed significant roles in recent ASM research:

For more information on these projects or the ASM Consortium, please contact us.