Brieda Cabins launch PEMA Crane Operator Health and Safety paper
Brieda Cabins, a specialist in ergonomic cabins, control stations and desks for manned and remotely-operated cranes, is pleased to announce the launch of a new information paper on Crane Operator Health & Safety by the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA).
Brieda was lead author for the new publication, which includes 20 key recommendations for crane manufacturers and terminal operators on how to improve cabin ergonomics and safety for drivers of manned rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) and ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, Brieda has been a PEMA member since 2012.
Developed under the auspices of PEMA’s Safety & Environment Committee, the new report contains recommendations on topics including cabin vibration, maintenance, ambient temperatures, airflow, emissions, integrity of glass floors, fall risks, visual and audio warning systems, inertial forces, and conflicting data sets between control workstations and anthropometric readings.
“We are delighted that PEMA has chosen to include crane operator health and safety as one of its industry best practice reports,” said Brieda Founder & CEO Siro Brieda. “We were very pleased to contribute to the report with key findings and recommendations from in-depth scientific studies conducted with the Biomedical Technology Department of the University of Milan and the EPM (Research Unit-Ergonomics of the Body Posture and Movement), as well as 40 years of practical experience designing and building crane cabins and control stations.” Today, cabins from Brieda are used at ports in nearly 60 countries worldwide.
The PDF report can be downloaded here free of charge. Print copies of the paper can also be collected during TOC Europe in Rotterdam, 12-14 June, at the Brieda Cabins Stand No C56 and key recommendations from the new paper will also be discussed during the PEMA Papers session as part of the free TECH TOC seminars during TOC Europe.
Register your place today to visit TOC Europe 2018 and meet the Brieda team on stand C56.