|Document ID (ISN)||104050|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report 314
||Ferreira J., Stanley L.
Health and Safety Executive
||Evaluation of manual handling tasks involving the use of carry chairs by UK ambulance personnel
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. viii, 73p. Illus. 31 ref. Price: GBP 25.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr314.pdf [in English]
||The emergency carry chair is an important manual handling aid, used by ambulance services as the primary method for transporting patients up and down stairs and into the ambulance. In this ergonomic study, eight ambulance personnel performed four simulated handling tasks that commonly involved the use of the carry chairs: transporting a patient up and down stairs, lifting a patient into the back of an ambulance, wheeling a patient up a 10░ ramp, and negotiating a kerb. Force, posture and anthropometric data were combined into a biomechanical model to predict the risk of injury to the low back and the physical demands imposed on operators. The risk of musculoskeletal injury related to each of the tasks is discussed.
||United Kingdom; physical workload; health care personnel; ambulances; manual handling
||report; manual lifting; work posture; musculoskeletal diseases; anthropometry; body mechanics; backache; workload assessment; ergonomic evaluation; risk factors; lumbar column
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services
First aid and emergency organization