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Authorised Firearms Officers’ body armour– can I perform my firearms role in it?

Authorised Firearms Officers’ body armour– can I perform my firearms role in it?

Goss-Sampson, Mark ORCID: 0000-0002-2662-559X and Barnes-Warden, Jane (2014) Authorised Firearms Officers’ body armour– can I perform my firearms role in it? In: 12th Personal Armour Systems Symposium, 8-12 September 2014, Cambridge.

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Abstract

As litigation within the police body armour sector escalates, it is becoming increasingly important to have a robust evaluation and reporting method for evaluating ergonomic issues. This paper describes national differences in roles for Authorised Firearms Officers (AFOs). It identifies good practices learnt from previous ergonomic trials and makes recommendations for more complex assessments, such as those required to assess AFOs protection schemes. Furthermore it describes the use of police Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to determine representative tasks and undertake a sensitivity exercise to identify the most important attributes of the AFO role. These formed the basis of the questionnaire, scoring scheme and analysis.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Body armour police
Subjects: U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Centre for Science and Medicine in Sport and Exercise
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13980

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