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Design for end-user acceptance: requirements for work clothing for fishermen in mediterranean and northern fishing grounds

Design for end-user acceptance: requirements for work clothing for fishermen in mediterranean and northern fishing grounds

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ABSTRACT
Fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations, and as many as 24,000 fishermen around
the world suffer fatal injuries or drowning at sea every year. Although fishermen in the European
fishing fleet work in harsh and dangerous environments, many fishermen do not use personal
protective clothing and buoyancy aids due to reduced work comfort and poor functionality. This
emphasizes the importance of designing work clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE)
with functionality that matches the fishermen’s needs.
The aim of this study was to identify the requirements for work clothing in terms of comfort,
protection, and safety for fishermen operating in northern fishing grounds and in the Mediterranean.
Furthermore, we investigated whether fishermen in the Mediterranean prioritize workclothing
requirements differently from fishermen in northern fishing grounds. Interviews and
observations of fishermen provided us with the requirements for work clothing for fishermen.
A questionnaire was then distributed to a selection of European fishermen.
The study showed that fishermen operating in the Mediterranean prioritized their requirements
differently from fishermen in northern fishing grounds. There was good agreement on requirements
regarding work comfort. Safety requirements, such as integrated buoyancy, were ranked
as less important by the Mediterranean fishermen compared to fishermen in northern fishing
grounds. The results of this study provide a basis for the development of work clothing and PPE
for fishermen. Work clothing and PPE that fulfil the requirements are likely to obtain end-user
acceptance and thus improve safety for fishermen at sea.
Oppdragsgiver
  • EC/FP7 / 229334
Språk
Engelsk
Forfatter(e)
Institusjon(er)
  • SINTEF Digital / Helse
  • Ukjent
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • SINTEF Ocean / Sjømatteknologi
År
Publisert i
International Maritime Health
ISSN
1641-9251
Årgang
62
Hefte nr.
4
Side(r)
32 - 39