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Title: Developing safety signs for children on board trains
Authors: Waterson, Patrick
Pilcher, Cara
Evans, Sian
Moore, Jill
Keywords: Warnings
Signs
Children
Safety
Railways
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: WATERSON, P. ... et al, 2012. Developing safety signs for children on board trains. Applied Ergonomics, 43 (1), pp.254-265.
Abstract: Every year a significant number of young children are injured as a result of accidents that occur on board trains in Great Britain. These accidents range from being caught in internal doors, slips, trips and falls and injuries caused by seats. We describe our efforts working with RSSB to design a new set of safety signs in order to help prevent such accidents occurring. The research involved running a set of workshops with young school children (aged 4-10, n=210) and showing them examples of existing train signs and gathering the requirements for new designs. A second set of workshops with these children was used to evaluate the new signs based on the outcomes from the earlier workshop. We describe our findings alongside a set of outline guidelines for the design of safety signs for young children, A final section outlines possibilities for future research.
Description: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Applied Ergonomics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2011.05.012
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2011.05.012
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16041
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2011.05.012
ISSN: 0003-6870
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