ISO 27500 Launch Event

Date: 1 September 2016 - Free to attend

Venue: BSI Chiswick, London

This half day conference marks the launch of the new British and International Standard on the Human-Centred Organisation, BS ISO 27500.

The conference is organized by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and the British Standards Institution. The standard is aimed at executive board members and explains the values and beliefs that make an organization human-centred, the significant business and operational benefits that can be achieved, and the policies they need to put in place to achieve this.

The standard identifies seven principles which characterize a human-centred organization

  • Capitalize on individual differences as an organizational strength
  • Make usability and accessibility strategic business objectives
  • Adopt a total system approach
  • Ensure health, safety, and well-being are business priorities
  • Value employees and create a meaningful work environment
  • Be open and trustworthy
  • Act in socially responsible ways

In this half day event, at BSI headquarters in Chiswick, you will explore some of the key practical actions, which organisations can take to become truly human-centred and achieve real business benefits.


14:00 Introduction and welcome

Steve Barraclough, Chief Executive at CIEHF

14:15 Why human-centred? - Overview, origins and aims of the new standard

Tom Stewart, Co-author and Chair of BSI Applied Ergonomics Committee

15:00 Making usability and accessibility business priorities

Emmauela Gorla, System Concepts

15:45 Break

16:15 What does it mean for an engineering company to be more human-centred

Wendy Morris, Production Ergonomics Manager at Jaguar Landrover and member of the BSI Applied Ergonomics Committee

17:00 Launch of the new standard

Dr. Scott Steedman, Director of Standards at BSI

17:30 Networking drinks and canapes


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Venue: 389 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 4AL

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