Vehicle or plant ergonomic assessment of trucks, cars and machines can be performed proactively, to ensure worker exposure to risk factors such as sustained sitting, awkward postures and whole-body vibration is managed to an acceptable level.
Vehicle or plant ergonomic assessment includes:
- Measurement of cabin clearances, seating dimensions and reach distances which are compared with anthropometric data (population size) to ensure a good fit across a broad range of workers.
- Vibration measurement using iOS technology which is a valid and reliable tool.
- Access safety to and from the cabin and trailer.
It is best practice to include vehicle or plant ergonomic assessment as a routine part of procurement. This can pre-empt and avoid future problems and ensures that the plant is fit for purpose and for the workforce who use it.
Vehicle ergonomic assessment may also be performed when a worker reports pain or discomfort associated with driving.