Cranes significantly contribute to efficient work progress but also have a great potential to cause large life and financial losses. Cranes today do not meet the needs of large proportion of operators, therefore making them even less safe to operate. Hence, the aim of this paper is to explore possibilities to increase crane cabin safety. Research is conducted on the sample of crane operators who operate cranes of different manufacturers, resulting in the conclusion that there is a need to design a cabin prototype that would improve ergonomic characteristics of the cabin while increasing process safety. With the finite element method and KOMIPS software new cabin prototype is designed. The new crane cabin represents a sustainable product with less resource usage due to decrease of cabin mass and increase of adaptability to the human operator.
Keywords: crane cabin, work safety, finite element method, ergonomic adaptability, prototype