When materials are transported by means of manual transport equipment such as pallet trucks or carts, importance is usually attached to the equipment's suitability for universal use. As a result, the design must often be sufficiently robust for larger loads to be transported, which in turn increases the unladen weight of the transport equipment.
In order to reduce the weight to be moved, it may therefore be advantageous for the transport equipment to be engineered for lower weight by the use of alternative materials.
Standards relevant to order pickers and powered pallet trucks with operator's platform can be found on <link nora.kan-praxis.de/ergonora _blank extern "Öffnet die externe Seite ...">ErgoNoRA</link> by use of the following search terms:
The Technical Report ISO/TR 22100-3 describes how ergonomic principles can be applied during the risk reduction process according to ISO 12100 and how ergonomics standards can be applied to machinery. It helps designers take decisions with respect to ergonomics during the machine design process and can also be used when no relevant type C standards are available.