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Stairs or lifts? - a study of human factors associated with lift/elevator usage during evacuations using an online survey

Stairs or lifts? - a study of human factors associated with lift/elevator usage during evacuations using an online survey

Galea, Edwin ORCID: 0000-0002-0001-6665, Kinsey, Michael and Lawrence, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-0269-0231 (2011) Stairs or lifts? - a study of human factors associated with lift/elevator usage during evacuations using an online survey. In: Peacock, Richard D., Kuligowski, Erica D. and Averill, Jason D., (eds.) Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics. Springer, New York / Dordrecht / Heidelberg / London, pp. 627-636. ISBN 978-1-4419-9724-1, (e-ISBN) 978-1-4419-9725-8 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9725-8_56)

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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: Book Section
Additional Information: This paper forms part of the proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics (PED 2010), held 8-10 March 2010, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.
Uncontrolled Keywords: evacuation modelling, lift model, elevator model, high-rise evacuation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TH Building construction
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/6803

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