|Document ID (ISN)||66346|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Mack K., Haslegrave C.M., Gray M.I.
||Usability of manual handling aids for transporting materials
||Oct. 1995, Vol.26, No.5, p.353-364. Illus. 21 ref.
||A survey of 90 users of handling aids was carried out in 12 organizations covering a range of industry and service functions. The most commonly used aids were four-wheeled trolleys, sack trucks, hand pallet trucks and cylinder trolleys. The survey showed that many of the aids were poorly designed or inappropriate for the tasks performed; some design faults increased the risk of injury. Opinions of users are discussed in terms of tasks performed, design factors, forces required, stability, steerability, handle interface, starting and stopping, loading and unloading, and security of the load. Important design features are identified.
||transport of materials; hand trucks; design of equipment; manual handling
||subjective assessment; risk factors; survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Transport of materials