We started with insight: a workshop with train-conductors and staff in order to extend the briefing: which elements, which ergonomic and safety requirements, which usage. We travelled with some train, in oder to observe the working procedures and to deduct some practical conclusions.
The design of the carry system resulted in a super-modular collection of elements, taht will be offered in a full set, produced with superior quality standards to resist the challenging working environment. With this set the users can choose their preferred carrying lay-out, albeit hanging from or over the shoulder, or from a carry belt. All elements are interchangeable for ergonomic comfortable usage, for left and right handed people, acceptable for all sizes of people, with the integration of the brand elements of the national railways of Belgium.
MAXIMALdesign organised the prototyping of the full set, with which practical field tests were performed, much to the liking of the on-board staff. This resulted in a production file and a final product set as a benchmark for the final producer of the complete production.