Journal article

Forklift safety, traffic engineering and intelligent transport systems: a case study.

Tim Horberry, Tore J Larsson, Ian Johnston, John Lambert

Applied Ergonomics | Published : 2004

Abstract

This paper details a forklift safety demonstration project undertaken at two manufacturing sites in Victoria, Australia. The purpose of the work was both to help improve safety at the two sites, and, more broadly, to develop, help implement and evaluate a series of human-centred design interventions involving vehicles and pedestrian workers. The 'before' and 'after' case study presented here summarises the background to the research and introduces the test sites. Thereafter, it describes the overall nature of the safety interventions proposed and introduces the methods developed to assess safety. For the traffic engineering interventions, positive safety results were found in terms of reduct..

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