Ergowork has assisted Queensland Rail over many years in areas such as rail maintenance manual handling, workshop tasks, train cab design, locomotive and rollingstock access/egress design, traffic management systems (train running, electronic train graphing, control room design, consoles).
Key work in recent times has been the ergonomic and HF aspects of the new generation rollingstock (NGR) in relation to cab ergonomics, sightlines, train running and workload.
Aurizon has also been assisted in regard to control room design, human computer interaction and design reviews of many new items of maintenance rollingstock.
The study of hand-arm vibration and musculoskeletal risks was performed at the rail unloading facility at Dalrymple Bay. Problems included 69% of all injuries being overexertion and primarily affecting the wrists, arms and low back. The analysis involved...read more
The new maintenance facility for the NGR trains at Wulkuraka required assessment of all walking, climbing and work surfaces in regard to compliance with standards and control of slip and fall risks. Assessment including sample slip testing as per AS/NZS...read more
The New Generation Rollingstock project for QR involved examining, reviewing and providing recommendations for various aspects of cab design related to controls, displays and sightlines. The aspects examined and advised on included the layout of the...read more
We carried out a risk assessment of the access systems on all Queensland Rail rollingstock including all classes of locomotive, track maintenance machines, wagons, carriages as well as on track vehicles. The project took place over 4 years and resulted in...read more