This page contains details of books that I have edited, articles I’ve written for industry magazines and technical papers I’ve authored on a wide range of subjects from industries including rail, nuclear, chemicals, oil and gas, mining, aviation and electricity distribution.

My most popular publication over the past ten years has been Behavioural Safety and Major Accident Hazards – Magic Bullet or Shot in the Dark, published in 2005. The contents of this paper are still largely relevant today.

Edited books

2013: Editor – Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2013. Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2013, Cambridge, UK, 15-18 April 2013

2012: Editor – Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2012. Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2012, Blackpool, UK, 16-19 April 2012

2011: Editor – Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2011. Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2011, Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, UK, 12-14 April 2011

2010: Editor – Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2010. Proceedings of the International Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2010, Keele, UK, 13-15 April 2010

In the press

2012: Q&A – The Ergonomist, May 2012

2010: Lessons in Disaster

2010: Managing information – Stir of echoes

2009: Safety First

2008: Health and safety in oil, gas and chemical industries

Technical papers

2017: Nimrod XV230—reflections on leadership, culture and prioritiesThe APPEA Journal 57(2) 374-376.  On 2 September 2006 a reconnaissance aircraft Royal Air Force Nimrod XV230 suffered a catastrophic mid-air fire on a mission over Afghanistan, leading to the total loss of the aircraft and the death of all 14 service personnel. This paper summarises key issues from an independent inquiry and challenges the oil and gas industry to reflect on these. The author, a Chartered specialist in human and organisational factors, contributed to The Nimrod Review as a Specialist Inspector with the UK Health and Safety Executive.

2007: Competence Assurance in the Major Hazards Sector: A Regulator’s Viewpoint, Alan Jackson, John Wilkinson, Martin Anderson, Ian James, Fiona Brindley. In P.D. Bust, (Ed.). Contemporary Ergonomics 2007. London: Taylor and Francis. pp 343-348.

2006: Assessing the impact of organisational factors on safety in a high hazard industry, Johanna Beswick, Shuna Powell, Martin Anderson and Alan Jackson, In P.D. Bust, (Ed.). Contemporary Ergonomics 2007. London: Taylor and Francis. pp 570-574.

2005: Behavioural Safety and Major Accident Hazards – Magic Bullet or Shot in the Dark

2004: Human Factors Integration For A New Top Tier COMAH Site

2003: Human Factors And COMAH – A Regulator’s Perspective

2003: Human factors and major hazards: A regulator’s perspective. In P.T. McCabe, (Ed.). Contemporary Ergonomics 2003. London: Taylor and Francis. pp 457-462.

2002: Managing human failure in major hazards – Practical applications

2001: An analysis of interviews conducted to inform the potential impact of globalisation upon flight deck errors.  Internal Report, Civil Aviation Authority, January 2001.

2000: Managing the Human Factor in Multicultural and Multilingual Rail Environments: Final Report for Publication. HuSaRE Project funded by European Commission, DGVII, Framework IV, Transport RTD Programme.  Project Manager and Lead Author.

2000: Embrey, D., Wright, K. & Anderson, M. Applications of Influence Diagrams to SPAD Investigations and Assessment of ‘At-Risk’ Sites.  Rail Professional, September 2000.

2000: Anderson, M., Embrey, D. & Wright, K. Getting at the Underlying Causes of SPADs.  Rail Professional, August 2000.

2000: Human Factors Associated with Switching Errors in the Operation of High Voltage Electrical Equipment.  Confidential Report for client.

1999: Human Factors Toolkit: A Methodology for the Human Factors Analysis of Cross-Border Railway Operations. Internal Report, HuSaRE Project funded by European Commission, June 1999.

1999: A Review of Key Issues for Human Factors Assessments in the Rail Sector. Internal Report, HuSaRE Project funded by European Commission, March 1999.

1999: Managing the Risks Arising from Human Error – An Integrated Approach.  IChemE Safety and Loss Prevention Subject Group Newsletter, Issue 11, Spring 1999.

1998: Anderson, M. & Weyman, A.K.  Assessment of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Mines Accident Analysis and Investigation Methodology: Final Report.  Internal Report IR/L/RAM/98/4, Health & Safety Laboratory, Health & Safety Executive, Sheffield, UK.

1997: The Development of Site-Specific Failure Rates for Use in Risk Assessments of Major Hazard Sites: A Case Study of Road Tanker Loading Operations.  Dissertation for the MSc(Eng) Process Safety and Loss Prevention, University of Sheffield, UK, August 1997.

1997: Weyman, A.K. & Anderson, M.  Applications of Risk Assessment in the Mining Industry: Final Report. Internal Report IR/L/RAM/97/5, Health & Safety Laboratory, Health & Safety Executive, Sheffield, UK.

1997: Anderson, M., Horbury, C.R.J. & Riley, D.B.  Brief Human Factors Assessment of Alarm Handling and Lighting Issues in Sizewell ‘A’ Main Control Room. Internal report IR/L/RAM/97/17; Health & Safety Laboratory, Health & Safety Executive, Sheffield, UK.

1997: Horbury, C.R.J. & Anderson, M. Eurotunnel Fire Inquiry: A Review of the Safety Management Arrangements and the Emergency Response of Eurotunnel.  Confidential Internal Report, Health & Safety Laboratory, Health & Safety Executive, Sheffield, UK.

1996: Wallace, B.H., Anderson, M. & Gadd, S.  Transport RISKAT Study: Vehicle Occupant Behaviour in the Event of an LPG Road Tanker Incident.  Internal Report IR/L/RAM/96/09, Health & Safety Laboratory, Health & Safety Executive, Sheffield, UK.

1996: Weyman, A.K. & Anderson, M.  Factor Analysis of a Safety Culture Measure Applied to UK Coal Mines.  Internal Report IR/L/RAS/96/19, Health & Safety Laboratory, Health & Safety Executive, Sheffield, UK.

1996: Anderson, M. & Weyman, A.K.  Assessment of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Mines Accident Analysis and Investigation Methodology: Task 1 – A Review of Fatal/Major Injury Accident Reports.  Internal Report IR/L/RAM/96/14, Health & Safety Laboratory, Health & Safety Executive, Sheffield, UK.

1996: Hose and Coupling Failure Rates and The Role of Human Error.  Report On Task 3: Quantified Fault Tree Analysis of Guillotine Failure. Internal report IR/L/RAM/96/02; Health & Safety Laboratory, Health & Safety Executive, Sheffield, UK.

1995: Hose and Coupling Failure Rates and The Role of Human Error. Report On Task 2: A Model of Bulk Storage to Road Tanker Transfer Operations.  Internal Report IR/L/RAM/95/15; Health & Safety Laboratory, Health & Safety Executive, Sheffield, UK.

1995: Anderson, M. & Hurst, N.W. Hose and Coupling Failure Rates and the Role of Human Error. Report On Task 1: A Review of the Literature.  Internal Report IR/L/RAM/95/08; Health & Safety Laboratory, Health & Safety Executive, Sheffield, UK.

1993: Anderson, M. & Megaw, E.D. A Checklist for the Assessment of Display Screen Equipment.  In E.J. Lovesey, (Ed.).  Contemporary Ergonomics 1993. London: Taylor and Francis. pp 457-462.