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Identification and evaluation of ergonomic inconsistencies in the manner of performing control activities by the glider pilot


[ 1 ] Instytut Inżynierii Bezpieczeństwa i Jakości, Wydział Inżynierii Zarządzania, Politechnika Poznańska | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[5.6] Management and quality studies

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Zeszyty Naukowe Politechniki Śląskiej. Organizacja i Zarządzanie

Journal year: 2022 | Journal number: no. 159

Article type

scientific article

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  • risk management
  • ergonomics
  • flight safety
  • glider
  • cabin
  • pilot

EN Purpose: The reason for this publication was the opinions of pilots, incident investigation reports indicating problems with the ergonomics of the glider cabin, as well as the author's own experience. Design/methodology/approach: The article attempts to assess the musculoskeletal load of a pilot. The research was carried out using the SWP method, with the help of which the load assessment was performed for selected positions adopted by the pilot in flight. The method allows the identification of the load on separate body segments. Findings: The publication briefly characterizes the method and factors affecting the level of musculoskeletal load. During the study, the positions for which the greatest musculoskeletal load occurs were identified. The effect of incompatibility on operator unreliability was also considered. Based on the results, corrective measures were proposed, the implementation of which could increase pilot comfort, as well as flight safety. Originality/value: The article identifies problems related to the ergonomics of the glider's cabin. A number of corrective measures have been proposed including non-invasive measures as well as minor interventions in the construction of the glider. The recipients of the publication can be pilots, operators and designers alike.

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39 - 51




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