This paper suggests that poor visibility may have contributed to accidents involving various types of straddle carrier. A distinction is made between a driver's 'internal' and 'external' visibility, and ways of evaluating these two aspects are suggested. Some of the shortcomings of the internal visibility of a particular carrier are pointed out and a comparison is drawn between the external visibility of various types of carrier on the basis of 'visibility maps' which have been prepared for each make. Some characteristics of a carrier with optimum external visibility are suggested. Finally, it is concluded that manufacturers of all types of heavy mobile equipment should publish details of their machines' visibility.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Ports Council

    1-19 New Oxford Street
    London WC1A 1DZ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wilkinson, B
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

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  • Accession Number: 00043728
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Ports Council
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM