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Document ID (ISN)101534
CIS number 03-903
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2330-0
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 425/2002
Author(s) Stockton A.D., O'Neill D.H., Hampson C.J.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Methods for optimising the effectiveness of roll-over protective systems
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. iv, 124p. Illus. 30 ref. Price: GBP 30.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This report discusses the evolution of roll-over protective system (ROPS) standards and analyses their current application. In the last 40 years, more than 50 ROPS standards have been developed for different machine types in different sectors. In the last decade, there has been a major expansion in the market of dedicated equipment, particularly in ride-on lawnmowers and sweepers. In general, this equipment tends to be small and is not well served by existing ROPS standards. Through the analysis of a survey, the report also discusses the scope for computerizing the design and testing of ROPS and considers what alternative methods of protecting operators from roll-over hazards may be emerging. Recommendations are made for re-packaging and rationalizing ROPS standards and, thereby, ensuring their appropriateness for use with contemporary machine concepts and the anticipated needs of the industry in the 21st century.
Descriptors (primary) machinery; tractors; earthmoving equipment; safety frames and cabs; overturning
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; comment on standard; optimization; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Machinery and tools
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Safety devices