School Bus Hatch Tool

Raises & Lowers Overhead Emergency / Vent Hatches

Emergency overhead hatch in open position- 28# force requried to push open
Emergency overhead hatch in closed position - 28# pull with inefficient grip required to close
Driver standing on bus seats to push-open hatch for safety inspection prior to each route
Driver using "claw' grip for hatch pull-down task
Spring mechanism in open position
Spring mechanism in closed position
Raising & Lowering School Bus Hatches

Triggers overuse & RMI injuries
Difficult task performed with
at-risk conditions

PROBLEM


SOLUTION

Custom Tool Allows any Driver to Easily & Continuously Raise & Lower Bus Hatches Without Triggering Injury

Eliminated push-up & pull down at-risk postures. Allowed standing on bus floor during task eliminating standing on bus seats. Task is much easier for injured and non injured drivers

Custom ergonomic solution by Ergo Inc.
1. Engage tool to open or close hatch
Custom ergonomic solution by Ergo Inc.
2. Begin pull with 2# force
Custom ergonomic solution by Ergo Inc.
3. Continue pull
Custom ergonomic solution by Ergo Inc.
4. Complete pull to open or close hatch
Custom ergonomic solution by Ergo Inc.
Hatch mechanism engagement
Custom ergonomic solution by Ergo Inc.
Hatch mechanism engagement