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Developing inclusive emergency procedures

Developing inclusive emergency procedures

Gwynne, Steve (2008) Developing inclusive emergency procedures. In: Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium. IAFSS Symposiums (9). International Association for Fire Safety Science, Greenwich, London, UK, pp. 377-388. ISSN 1817-4299 (doi:https://doi.org/10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.9-377)

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Abstract

The performance of a population during an emergency procedure is less predictable than was once thought, especially given recent high-profile events such as 9/11. This has potentially serious consequences for the success of an evacuation, especially for buildings that require the implementation of a staged emergency procedure. The reaction of the resident population to these procedures is sensitive to their normal use of the building and the level to which the population is engaged and familiar with the procedure. A method is presented to develop procedures in partnership with the occupant population, to take advantage of their indigenous knowledge, to improve their familiarity with the procedures in place and to engage them in the safety process.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium
Additional Information: [1] This paper was first presented at the Ninth International Symposium (Symposium 9) on Fire Safety Science, held from 21-26 September 2008 at the University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany. The Symposium was organized by the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) and co-hosted by the German Fire Protection Association (Vereinigung zur Förderung des Deutschen Brandschutzes, VFDB), with the local organization by the Research Centre for Fire Protection Technology (Forschungsstelle für Brandschutztechnik) at the University of Karlsruhe. [2] This paper was given within the Evacuation and Human Behavior Case Studies Section of the Symposium.
Uncontrolled Keywords: human behavior, human factors, evacuation procedures, circulation, participation, design methodology, egress, implementation
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10699

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