The Operability and Maintainability Analysis Technique: Integrating task and risk analysis in the Safe Design of industrial equipment

T. Cooke, T. Horberry

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Abstract

There has been increasing calls for mining equipment manufacturers to include Safe Design principles in their design processes. However, despite this demand, there has been no clear tool that mining manufactures and sites have agreed on as appropriate. This paper details the development and trial of the Operability and Maintainability Analysis Technique (OMAT) designed for this purpose. The tool was intentionally kept simple, combining qualitative risk management and task analysis in a participative ergonomics-style approach. It was found to be effective in identifying issues related to access and egress off mobile equipment and to suggest designs for these issues. In the future the tool will be further trialled with manufacturers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2011
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2011, Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, 12-14 April 2011
PublisherRoutledge
Pages3-5
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780415675734
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors of the Institute-of-Ergonomics-and-Human-Factors 2011 - Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Apr 011114 Apr 2011
https://www.crcpress.com/Contemporary-Ergonomics-and-Human-Factors-2011-Proceedings-of-the-international/Anderson/p/book/9780415675734

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors of the Institute-of-Ergonomics-and-Human-Factors 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLincolnshire
Period13/04/1114/04/11
OtherProceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2011, Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, 12-14 April 2011
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Cooke, T., & Horberry, T. (2011). The Operability and Maintainability Analysis Technique: Integrating task and risk analysis in the Safe Design of industrial equipment. In Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2011: Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2011, Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, 12-14 April 2011 (pp. 3-5). Routledge.