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Title: Slips, trips and falls in crowds
Authors: Haslam, Roger
Filingeri, Victoria
Keywords: Crowd ergonomics
Crowd safety
Fall prevention
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © Springer
Citation: HASLAM, R. and FILINGERI, V., 2018. Slips, trips and falls in crowds. IN: Bagnara, S. ... et al (eds). Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018), Cham: Springer, pp.752-758.
Series/Report no.: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing;819
Abstract: Crowd situations are commonplace and involve circumstances known to lead to slips, trips and falls (STF). Data from focus groups with crowd participants (5 groups, n = 35 individuals); observations of crowd situations (n = 55); and interviews with crowd organisers (n = 41) were analysed to examine understanding of and responses to the risk of STF in crowds. Although safety was a high priority for both crowd participants and organisers, explicit consideration of STF as a safety concern was low among both groups. Crowd observations found STF risks mitigated on some occasions and present on others, without any discernible pattern for the variation. A risk management framework for STF risk in crowds is proposed. It is concluded that improved understanding is needed of the nature and pattern of STF occurrence in crowds and the efficacy of measures for prevention.
Description: This paper is closed access until 5th August 2019.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96089-0_82
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/34816
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96089-0_82
ISBN: 9783319960883
ISSN: 2194-5357
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