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Publication of a report outlining the method for planning a sizng survey

13 Jan 2014 10:44 PM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)

A series of new reports has been published on 20 December 2013 by Safe Work Australia.

These reports focus on the evidence and method for developing and conducting a Body Sizing Survey that for the first time which includes Fit Mapping as part of the data collection. Fit mapping is the relationship between anthropometry and fit metrics.  Fit metrics is the measurement of fit (apparel/PPE and environment).

This is needed because there is currently no underlying principles that translate body measurements into products that fit.

This is intended as a template for any country to develop and use.

Anthropometric surveys undertaken in other countries have helped improve work health and safety, increase productivity and reduce inefficiency. But this is the first one to focus on principles of fit.

This report builds on the 2009 Australian Safety and Compensation Council report “Sizing Up Australia: How contemporary is the anthropometric data Australian designers use?’ which found Australia needs a body sizing survey.

For the reports see:



  • 16 Feb 2014 3:33 PM | Samson Adaramola
    The Australia template will be used to develop a Nigeria National Sizing Survey.At the moment we are soliciting for fund for the project
    A training program for the local lead team is our immediate target.This project likely spread to West Africa sub region.Any useful advise from anybody?
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