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Document ID (ISN)66346
CIS number 96-1128
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mack K., Haslegrave C.M., Gray M.I.
Title Usability of manual handling aids for transporting materials
Bibliographic information Oct. 1995, Vol.26, No.5, p.353-364. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) transport of materials; hand trucks; design of equipment; manual handling
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; risk factors; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Transport of materials
Ergonomics