New interiors for ambulances in Afghanistan.
Svensk Konstruktionstjänst were commissioned with collaborating on finding better solutions for parts of the interiors in existing ambulances. The problem with previous solutions for medical transport was, among other things, that the stretcher was placed too high inside the cab. Staff wanted a lower positioning and better equipment, so that they could work more efficiently. The goal was for the stretcher to be fully operational with various types of stretcher, Allfa, Nato and an LSTAT intensive care unit. In order to achieve this, a series of adjustments and rerouting of the power supply were amongst the necessary measures. One of the intended employment areas for the vehicle was Afghanistan. It therefore had to be adapted for a number of environments, for example by installing blue lights, so that it could function as an emergency vehicle.
“We created new mounting for equipment, power supply units, new mounting for the stretcher, multiple power outlets, flashing blue emergency lights, a siren and a number of other solutions,” explains Sandra Lundin, from Svensk Konstruktionstjänst.
The development work took place in cooperation with a Finnish company, and the team also worked closely with medical staff with experience in the field.
“It was valuable to have medical staff on board to give feedback on the different solutions. They provided lots of practical experience regarding how we could best meet their needs and facilitate their completing their work tasks, which sometimes have to be carried out in extreme situations.”
The project included documentation of all solutions, technical orders, installation instructions, repair manual, system security, unloading certification and CE-certification.