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Ergoefficient mechanised logging operations

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-2002-01190

  • Start date

    1 January 2003

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 460 156

  • EU contribution

    € 1 735 757

Coordinated by:

THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Sweden

Objective

The objective of Ergo wood is to give the European logging industry a better competitiveness through development of the organisation of logging operations and its machinery. Mechanisation is one way to reduce costs in logging, and to keep peripheral regions on the market. However, it must be done without jeopardising the operators' health. The project intends to find guidance on ergonomic matters. This will encourage the development of safe and efficient forest machines, as well as the improvement of the sustainability in human resources. The project also involves sharing good examples of work organisation. The measured effects will be presented in terms of economical, social and health output. Reliable cost/benefit methods will be developed making it easier to decide on ergonomic investments. The project has a significant input by the industry, which will ensure its practicality output.

Coordinator

THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Address

9 A-C,Vallvaaegen 9 A-C
750 07 Uppsala

Sweden

Participants (10)

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

Germany

Association Forêt-Cellulose (AFOCEL)

France

FEDERATION NATIONALE DES ENTREPRENEURS DE TRAVAUX AGRICOLES, RURAUX ET FORESTIERS

France

FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY

United Kingdom

FORESTRY CONTRACTING ASSOCIATION LTD.

United Kingdom

KURATORIUM FUER WALDARBEIT UND FORSTTECHNIK

Germany

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR WORKING LIFE

Sweden

NORWEGIAN FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Norway

QUALIFIZIERUNGSFONDS FORSTWIRTSCHAFT E.V

Germany

WARSAW AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-2002-01190

  • Start date

    1 January 2003

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 460 156

  • EU contribution

    € 1 735 757

Coordinated by:

THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Sweden