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FOX, David (2014). Inadvertent operation of controls in excavator plant : insight, analysis and recommendations for prevention by design

FOX, David (2014). Inadvertent operation of controls in excavator plant : insight, analysis and recommendations for prevention by design

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FOX, David. Inadvertent operation of controls in excavator plant : insight, analysis and recommendations for prevention by design. [online]. Bootle (Reino Unido): Health and Safety Executive, 2014. 47 p. (Research Report; 1000). [Consulta 10.09.2014].

Hay abundante información que apunta a que la activación involuntaria de los controles de excavadoras es un problema importante. Cualquier operación inadvertida de los controles de ese tipo de vehículo tiene el potencial de generar lesiones graves e incluso la muerte. Este estudio fue encargado por el HSE para reunir opiniones, experiencias y percepciones de los operadores de excavadoras y expertos en la materia tanto para los fabricantes de excavadoras y como para formar a los usuarios.

Hi ha abundant informació que apunta que l'activació involuntària dels controls d'excavadores és un problema important. Qualsevol operació inadvertida dels controls d'eixe tipus de vehicle té el potencial de generar lesions greus i fins i tot la mort. Aquest estudi va ser encarregat pel HSE per a reunir opinions, experiències i percepcions dels operadors d'excavadores i experts en la matèria tant per als fabricants d'excavadores i com per a formar els usuaris.

There is extensive anecdotal information available, particularly from large construction contractors, which suggests that inadvertent operation of controls (IOOC) on excavators is a significant issue. Any inadvertent operation of excavator controls has the potential to cause serious injury or death; whether or not injury occurs is only a matter of chance. This study was commissioned by HSE to gather evidence in the form of views, experiences and perceptions of both excavator operators, and subject matter experts working for both excavator manufacturers and for a major training provider. The aims of the research were to: Gain insight into the differing ways IOOC might occur; Identify the full range of control measures to prevent or mitigate the impact of IOOC; and Seek expert and end-user views on the likely efficacy of different design control measures. The research identified that operators perceived IOOC as a problem and it was their view that IOOC risks could be reduced through improved excavator design and the introduction of new technology. They did not see usability, productivity and reliability issues as being barriers to introducing design and technical changes aimed at reducing IOOC risks. Subject matter experts considered that more could be done to better manage the risks of IOOC using new technical solutions. Some manufacturer based subject matter experts associated the risk of IOCC with operator error and context of use, rather than being additionally linked to control and system design. Manufacturers are possibly under-utilising the potential of technological, ergonomic and human factors expertise to address IOOC risks.