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Human factors associated with the selection of lifts/elevators or stairs in emergency and normal usage conditions

Human factors associated with the selection of lifts/elevators or stairs in emergency and normal usage conditions

Kinsey, M.J., Galea, E.R. ORCID: 0000-0002-0001-6665 and Lawrence, P.J. ORCID: 0000-0002-0269-0231 (2010) Human factors associated with the selection of lifts/elevators or stairs in emergency and normal usage conditions. Fire Technology, 48 (1). pp. 3-26. ISSN 0015-2684 (Print), 1572-8099 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-010-0176-7)

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of human factors data collected via an online survey related to the use of lifts (elevators) and stairs during both circulation and evacuation scenarios. Survey participants were presented with a series of hypothetical situations and asked how they would behave. The survey was split into two broad sections, the first dealing with normal circulation usage of lifts/stairs and the second dealing with evacuation usage of lifts/stairs. Detailed demographic information about each participant was also collected. In total some 468 people from 23 countries completed the survey. An overview of the survey and initial results are presented in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] First published online: 31 August 2010. [2] Published in print: 1 January 2012. [3] Published as: Fire Technology, (2012), Vol. 48, (1), pp. 3-26. [4] This paper was published in Fire Technology (2012), Volume 48, Number 1 - issue entitled "Special Issue: Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics."
Uncontrolled Keywords: highrise building evacuation, human behaviour, human factors, evacuation modelling, survey, lifts, elevators
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4588

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