Safe and inclusive design of equipment used in the minerals industry

Horberry, T. and Cooke, T. (2012). Safe and inclusive design of equipment used in the minerals industry. In Patrick Langdon, John Clarkson, Peter Robinson, Jonathan Lazar and Ann Heylighen (Ed.), Designing inclusive systems: designing inclusion for real-world applications (pp. 23-32) London, United Kingdom: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-2867-0-3

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Author Horberry, T.
Cooke, T.
Title of chapter Safe and inclusive design of equipment used in the minerals industry
Title of book Designing inclusive systems: designing inclusion for real-world applications
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4471-2867-0-3
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781447128670
Editor Patrick Langdon
John Clarkson
Peter Robinson
Jonathan Lazar
Ann Heylighen
Chapter number 3
Start page 23
End page 32
Total pages 10
Total chapters 23
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The focus of this paper is upon the application of both safe and inclusive design to equipment used by operational and maintenance personnel in mining. It begins by introducing the minerals industry and outlining two important human-related issues that will greatly impact upon the design of future mining equipment. The paper then focuses on the importance of safe and inclusive design in this domain, and outlines a task-orientated risk assessment and design process called ‘OMAT’ that was developed by the authors. A series of semi-structured interviews with designers of mining equipment are then presented: they focus in particular on how designers currently obtain user-centred input and how the OMAT process might be integrated into their design practices. Finally, conclusions regarding the future safe and inclusive design of equipment (especially automated equipment) in this domain and why user-centred design processes should be of central importance to mining are presented.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Part I Designing for the Real-world. Workshop papers from the Cambridge Workshops on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT).

 
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Created: Mon, 24 Sep 2012, 10:35:01 EST by Ms Imogen Ferrier on behalf of Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre