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The identification of combat survivability tasks associated with naval vessel damage in maritime environments

Middleton, Kane J. and Carr, Amelia J. 2017, The identification of combat survivability tasks associated with naval vessel damage in maritime environments, Applied ergonomics, vol. 59, no. Part A, pp. 27-33, doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2016.08.014.

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Title The identification of combat survivability tasks associated with naval vessel damage in maritime environments
Author(s) Middleton, Kane J.
Carr, Amelia J.
Journal name Applied ergonomics
Volume number 59
Issue number Part A
Start page 27
End page 33
Total pages 7
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2017-03
ISSN 0003-6870
1872-9126
Keyword(s) Employment standards
Physically demanding occupation
Task analysis
Adult
Australia
Emergencies
Fires
Focus Groups
Humans
Maintenance
Military Personnel
Oceans and Seas
Physical Exertion
Rescue Work
Ships
Task Performance and Analysis
Transportation of Patients
Warfare
Young Adult
Summary Effective Navy personnel have the physical ability to perform combat survivability tasks commensurate with their unique physical requirements due to the distinctive characteristics of naval platforms. The aim of this investigation was to identify the physically demanding whole-of-ship tasks that are performed by Navy personnel while at sea. A mixed method design was used to identify tasks, inclusive of focus groups and field observations. From a series of ten focus groups, nine tasks were deemed to be physically demanding whole-of-ship tasks. A subsequent field observation of a combat survivability training course resulted in a refined and expanded 33-item list of physically demanding whole-of-ship tasks across six categories, including; replenishment at sea, emergency response, firefighting, leak stop and repair, toxic hazard and casualty evacuation. The findings from this study provide the basis for the development of physical employment standards for whole-of-ship tasks within the Royal Australian Navy.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.apergo.2016.08.014
Field of Research 111699 Medical Physiology not elsewhere classified
1116 Medical Physiology
1203 Design Practice And Management
1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Crown Copyright
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30089030

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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