Existing Control Room Assessment
Are your current facilities fit for purpose and how could you improve and update them for better performance and safety?
LundHalsey’s control room experts carry out a comprehensive, structured, risk-based assessment of your existing operation, including the operational layout and working environment design. The review focuses on safety, efficiency, and effectiveness. We consider Performance Shaping Factors (PSFs), operator situational awareness and operator vigilance and alertness.
Our report will identify concerns, make recommendations for improved control and performance, and summarise your options clearly in a ‘way forward’ strategy.
Change Management Support For
Existing Control Rooms
Do you need to review and update your control rooms to meet new operational needs and deliver better efficiencies?
Our change management review and planning service can help you make significant cost savings and operational improvements. Our experts use a structured, risk-based approach to assess the current operation and how you can make the best adaptations for your latest requirements. Services include:
- Gap analysis between the original and the latest design governance
- Review of operational risks
- Phasing strategies
- Procedural reviews
- Defining new roles and responsibilities
- Assessment of training needs
And Conceptual Layout
If you’re planning a completely new control room, working from the ground up, you’ll know that a key success factor for an optimal design is a systematic approach to understanding detailed user and operational needs.
LundHalsey’s experts use a structured, user-centred methodology to identify and describe all operational needs. It’s a firm foundation for a detailed basis of design.
If project risk assessments are available, we build in their findings and recommendations to the process and output.
Our approach covers the full range of operational factors:
- Staffing levels
- Shift patterns
- Shift handovers
- Responsibilities for high level tasks
- Situational awareness
- Functional adjacency
- Communication links
Using this information, we can define your equipment requirements and produce conceptual layouts and space planning, directly relating to tasks carried out and operational needs. We can support you with site selection, referring to QRA documents if relevant and considering specific performance criteria and features of buildings or rooms.
Your report provides a firm foundation for future design phases, by clearly describing primary requirements:
We include key working environment operator PSFs:
- Lighting environment
- Acoustic environment
- Thermal environment
- Air quality
The output will include outline conceptual layouts and space planning driven by the tasks carried out and operational needs.Where applicable site selection with reference to documents such as QRAs will be included. Specific performance criterion and room/ building features/ facilities will be added as control measures against any identified risks.
This report can be issued as the primary requirements upon which any future design phases will be based.
Are you ready to take your preliminary concept designs to the next stage of detailed operational layouts? With our expert knowledge of the latest design and operational features, we can design your detailed layout with confidence.
LundHalsey uses a structured, user-centred approach, based on the findings and recommendations from prior requirements and concept analysis. As well as operational needs, we consider corporate branding and goals, which are an important influence in a modern control room.
Working Environment Design
Do you need a design intent package that thoroughly addresses all the key considerations for an effective working environment? Our experts blend their practical experience and operational rigour to deliver a comprehensive report.
In a contemporary control room, the working environment directly affects safety, efficiency, and effectiveness. Our design intent package embraces Performance Shaping Factors (PSFs) like glare and background noise, operator situational awareness and operator vigilance and alertness. System automation and AI integration have changed the roles of many 24/7 control room operators. They may focus on monitoring for exceptions, so it’s essential that they have an optimised working environment for maintaining vigilance throughout their shift, to meet industry-recognised performance criteria.
Our control room working environment assessments and reports cover key specialist areas:
- Mechanical design integration
- Security and staff access management
- Maintaining situational awareness in every task and situation
- Raised flooring, cable management and routing
- Materials, finishes, colour schemes
Design Compliance Support
Do you want certainty that every detail of your approved design has been implemented correctly?
We offer technical guidance and support at every stage of your control room design project. Our specialists will work alongside you to monitor and check throughout the detailed design, construction, commissioning, and handover phases. It’s always our goal to ensure that your defined operational needs are met, and the design intent has been faithfully followed.