A detailed ergonomic assessment of ladder climbing: key risks (short- and long-term) to technicians in the offshore wind industry

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  • Published: November 2018
  • REF/ISBN: 9781787250314
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

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The University of Portsmouth was contracted to provide a detailed ergonomics assessment, identifying the key risks to technicians (short- and long-term), associated with ladder climbing in the offshore wind industry.

The report provides the outcomes from a review and analysis of existing literature on ladder climbing and the effects of this activity on the human body (short- and long-term) as well as the review of existing design and operational standards for ladders used in the offshore wind industry. It identifies the key risks to technicians (long term and short term) and includes the results from an ergonomic assessment of ladder climbing and provides recommendations. The report also provides recommendations for future work and research.

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