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Document ID (ISN)35509
CIS number 81-819
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cook T.C., Shipley P.
Title Human factors studies of the working hours of UK ship's pilots - Parts 1 and 2.
Bibliographic information June 1980, Vol.11, No.2, p.85-92; Sep. 1980, No.3, p.151-159. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract Part 1 (a field study of fatigue) reports studies in 7 ship pilots working irregular hours: ambulatory ECG, oral temperature, skin conductance, reaction time, subjective feelings. Pilots are often at a low level of activation or arousal when aboard ship and require lengthy periods in which to recuperate from pilotage. There could be adverse effects on maritime safety and individual health and wellbeing in older or less fit men. Part 2 (a survey of work-scheduling problems and their social consequences) reports findings from interview, questionnaire, and diary surveys. Certain districts have working hours and systems which impose a strain on their pilots. Recommendations for change are outlined.
Descriptors (primary) work involving responsibility; sea transport; fatigue
Descriptors (secondary) body temperature; reaction time; galvanic skin response; social aspects; circadian rhythm; heart rate monitoring; work time schedules
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation