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Ergonomics of the physical environment – Application of international standards to people with special requirements

Name: Ergonomics of the physical environment - Application of international standards to people with special requirements

Identifier: ISO 28803:2012

Issuing Organisation: CEN ISO

Country: International

Language: English

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Type: Standard

Issue Year: 2012

Forward Review Date: Not known

Fields: Assistive Technologies  Built Environment and Outdoor Spaces  Communication and Information  Housing and Care Facilities 

Intended Audiences: Governmental and Public Sector Bodies, Private Sector Bodies, and Professional and Trade Bodies


This international standard provides guidance to people who use and apply international standards concerned with the Ergonomics of the physical environment. They include people who are involved in environmental design and assessment. This international standard provides guidance on the application of existing international standards for people with special requirements. That is for those people who would be considered to be beyond the scope of existing standards concerned with the ergonomics of the physical environment.

Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: Medium

Older Person Specific: No

Usage / Adoption status: Not known


The standard is not restricted to any particular environment but provides the general principles that allow assessment and evaluation. The standard applies to built environments as well as to other indoor environments, vehicle environments and outdoor environments. There may be specific features of certain types of environment that have to be taken into account, however the general principles outlined in this standard will apply. The standard applies to all occupants of environments who can be considered to have special requirements. This will depend upon context and can, for example, include babies, infants, males or females, people with disabilities, the effects of age, people who are ill and so on.

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