Human Factors/Human Engineering

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. has been applying human engineering principles in the development of our designs for decades. The purpose of implementing human engineering design criteria, principles and practices is to achieve a superior design through the integration of the human into the system being designed. Human engineering principles are based on standard human ergonomic criteria, accounting for free volume for movements of people as they perform operations and maintenance in normal and emergency conditions.

Human engineering design criteria provides for adequate physical, visual and auditory links between personnel and personnel and their equipment. As we apply human engineering principles to our projects, the elements of achieving system effectiveness, safety and ease of operation and maintenance becomes ingrained in our design products. Gibbs & Cox, Inc. also uses the human engineering principles in the quality checks accomplished through the design control process. This insures that the design product is developed with human engineering principles and evaluated with the same principles. The ultimate result is a system design that is tailored to achieve the mission of the system through the integration of the human into the system.

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. can provide customers with tailored human engineering criteria to fit a particular mission or project. We are very familiar with the human engineering requirements of the U.S. Navy. Their high standard of personnel safety, ease of system operation and desire for easily maintained equipment has become our standard in the application of human engineering principles. This value added element of engineering and design can improve any system oriented project.