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Preventive principles and methods of aging compatible and market-driven work system design in intralogistics (PREVILOG)

Project number: F 2420 Institution: Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) Status: Ongoing Project Planned end: 2019-07-31


The main aim of PREVILOG is the development and testing of approaches, models and methods for analysis, design and evaluation of simultaneously constitutional and competitive intralogistics-systems.

Based on a load and stress-dependent description of intralogistics-systems, cause-and-effect-models are developed to picture qualitative the relationship between load and stress. Based on this, methods for screening of work places, work systems and value-added chains are developed. Subsequent to this first theoretical phase, a phase of adaption and practice follows, where the developed models and methods are applied at industrial partners. The results of the load and stress-dependent screenings enable a selection of fitting work systems for a rearrangement in terms of health, attractiveness, competitive ability and economy.

On the basis of a collection and classification of design options of intralogistics-systems, a stain-design-matrix is evolved. This matrix arranges the different design measures in order to type and effect and facilitates through that the selection and orientation for supplier, planner and user. Afterwards morphological model kits for physical, cognitive and social design of intralogistics-systems are developed. The selected work systems are redesigned in collaboration with the industrial partners and are subjected to a first screening. The planning is further detailed and implemented by the industrial partners. The implementation is also seen through by the research partners. The demonstrators go over to the normal operation and are extensive evaluated concluding.

For evaluation a novel rating system is applied. Based on the cause-and-effect-models, taxonomy is evolved to assess the short- and long-term effects. This rating system, based on operating figures, is supplemented by a traffic light system for a fast assessment of design measures. Concluding the developed approaches, models and methods are recapitulated in a toolbox for preventive design and are complemented by principles of design, training programmes and a collection of best-practice examples.

The research project "PREVILOG - Preventive principles and methods of aging compatible and market-driven work system design in intralogistics" is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in context of the research program "Preventive measures for safe and healthy work practices of tomorrow" and is coordinated by Projektträger Karlsruhe (KIT) (funding number: 02L14A202).


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