The bus cabin should be as ergonomic as the office workplace

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Professional drivers are at a higher risk of developing musculoskeletal pain due to prolonged sitting, vibration, awkward posture and repetitive actions. Kostas Poulios, Principal Design & Development Engineer at steering system specialist Pailton Engineering, examines the situation from the vehicle design stage, and argues the importance of fully adjustable driver workstations

Drivers are in the cab for eight hours a day. The bus is their workspace, and operators are beginning to see the importance of creating a workspace that the driver can be proud of. The entire vehicle cab should be, and can be, as ergonomic and adjustable as the conventional office workplace. Just as an office worker has the flexibility to change seating position, adjust screen height and keyboard location, the bus driver should feel just as comfortable and physically supported.

Kostas Poulios

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