AN ERGONOMIC EVALUATION OF A STRADDLE CARRIER IN OPERATION

The carrier a Karricon 3083 was evaluated under actual operating conditions. In addition to making direct observations and measurements, which included the use of video recording equipment, the drivers' opinions of the carrier were also sought by the use of a questionnaire. A feature of the methodology of this particular study was the use of computer simulation to determine reach areas of drivers in the cab and also to develop visibility maps. Two sets of data were fed into a computer: first, the actual measurements of the cab including the precise position of all instruments and controls; second, anthropometric measurements of a potential driver population, provided in such a way that a driver of any desired set of dimensions could be "put into the driver's seat" to allow reach envelopes and visibility areas to be checked. Computer output was a series of maps directly indicating reach and visibility areas. Principal results and recommendations are summarised.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Ports Council

    Commonwealth House, 1-19 New Oxford Street
    London WC1A 1DZ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

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  • Accession Number: 00300511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM