Body size and ability to pass through a restricted space: Observations from 3D scanning of 210 male UK offshore workers.
Cast your vote
You can rate an item by clicking the amount of stars they wish to award to this item.
When enough users have cast their vote on this item, the average rating will also be shown.
Your vote was cast
Thank you for your feedback
Thank you for your feedback
MetadataShow full item record
AbstractOffshore workers are subjected to a unique physical and cultural environment which has the ability to affect their size and shape. Because they are heavier than the UK adult population we hypothesized they would have larger torso dimensions which would adversely affect their ability to pass one another in a restricted space. A sample of 210 male offshore workers was selected across the full weight range, and measured using 3D body scanning for shape. Bideltoid breadth and maximum chest depth were extracted from the scans and compared with reference population data. In addition a size algorithm previously calculated on 44 individuals was applied to adjust for wearing a survival suit and re-breather device. Mean bideltoid breadth and chest depth was 51.4 cm and 27.9 cm in the offshore workers, compared with 49.7 cm and 25.4 cm respectively in the UK population as a whole. Considering the probability of two randomly selected people passing within a restricted space of 100 cm and 80 cm, offshore workers are 28% and 34% less likely to pass face to face and face to side respectively, as compared with UK adults, an effect which is exacerbated when wearing personal protective equipment.
CitationBody size and ability to pass through a restricted space: Observations from 3D scanning of 210 male UK offshore workers. 2015, 51:358-62 Appl Ergon
CollectionsSport, Exercise and Health Research Group
- The ability of UK offshore workers of different body size and shape to egress through a restricted window space.
- Authors: Stewart A, Ledingham R, Furnace G, Schranz N, Nevill A
- Issue date: 2016 Jul
- Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size.
- Authors: Stewart A, Ledingham R, Furnace G, Williams H, Coleshaw S
- Issue date: 2017 Jun
- Variability in body size and shape of UK offshore workers: A cluster analysis approach.
- Authors: Stewart A, Ledingham R, Williams H
- Issue date: 2017 Jan
- Shape change and obesity prevalence among male UK offshore workers after 30 years: New insight from a 3D scanning study.
- Authors: Stewart AD, Ledingham RL, Furnace G, Williams H, Nevill AM
- Issue date: 2017 Jul 8
- Defying geometric similarity: Shape centralization in male UK offshore workers.
- Authors: Stewart AD, Ledingham RJ, Furnace G, Williams H, Nevill AM
- Issue date: 2017 May 6