Analysis of the physical requirements of tasks undertaken by Australian infantry soldiers and airfield defence guards

Payne, W., Knez, W., Harvey, J., Sinclair, W., Elias, G. and Ham, D. (2005). Analysis of the physical requirements of tasks undertaken by Australian infantry soldiers and airfield defence guards. In: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. Program & Abstracts: 2005 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Fifth National Physical Activity Conference, Fourth National Sports Injury Prevention Conference. Combined Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Fifth National Physical Activity Conference, Fourth National Sports Injury Prevention Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (190-190). 13-16 October 2005.


Author Payne, W.
Knez, W.
Harvey, J.
Sinclair, W.
Elias, G.
Ham, D.
Title of paper Analysis of the physical requirements of tasks undertaken by Australian infantry soldiers and airfield defence guards
Conference name Combined Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Fifth National Physical Activity Conference, Fourth National Sports Injury Prevention Conference
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 13-16 October 2005
Proceedings title Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. Program & Abstracts: 2005 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Fifth National Physical Activity Conference, Fourth National Sports Injury Prevention Conference   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Canberra, Australia
Publisher Sports Medicine Australia
Publication Year 2005
ISBN 1875334106
ISSN 1440-2440
1878-1861
Volume 8
Issue 4, Supp.
Start page 190
End page 190
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has resolved to establish a series of physical employment standards for Infantry soldiers and Airfield Defence Guards. A key stage in establishing these standards is to analyse the physical requirements of the two jobs. The purpose of this study was to analyse the physical requirements of the key physical tasks required within the two jobs. The jobs were divided into over 100 component tasks. Some tasks were common to the two jobs while others were specific to the respective jobs. ADF subject matter experts identified 36 tasks that were considered to be the most physically demanding. These tasks were observed to determine the movement patterns (actions) and muscle groups involved, the duration, velocity and estimated of exercise intensity. An estimate was also made of the involvement of each of seven activity types (endurance, strength-endurance etc) in each task and the exercise volume contained within each task. The tasks were ranked based upon the volume of work involved within each classification of activity type and movement action. Based upon these analyses, a series of tasks were chosen as those which best reflected the range of physical requirements of an Infantry soldier and an Airfield Defence Guard. These tasks were: marching while carrying support weapons, carrying ammunition boxes, assaulting, wall climbing, sandbagging, jumping from a height, pursuiting, rope climbing, patrolling in an urban environment, population protection, patrolling in marching order, building forced entry and stair climbing, casualty evacuation, loading stores and digging. Copyright © 2005 Sports Medicine Australia
Subjects 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Keyword ADF physical employment standards
Infantry soldiers
Airforce defence guards
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
 
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