Dr. Steve Gwynne and Dr. Aoife Hunt, alongside colleagues from the University of Mons, University of Massey and Evacuation have co-authored a research article - Human behaviour during a healthcare facility evacuation drills: Investigation of pre-evacuation and travel phases.
Evacuation models are key tools to assess the fire safety of complex buildings. In this paper, we present a new dataset for simulating healthcare facility evacuation. The data was collected from an outpatients’ area of a public hospital in Auckland (New Zealand) during two unannounced fire drills. The drills involved both staff and patients. Pre-evacuation times, evacuee horizontal travel speeds, exit selection and total evacuation times were collected and analysed.
It is critical that we have sufficient data to support the modelling process –especially in healthcare facilities where evacuations are complicated and rely on different sub-populations, procedures and equipment.
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Rahouti,A, Lovreglio,R, Gwynne,S, Jackson,P, Datoussaïd,S and Hunt,A, Human behaviour during a healthcare facility evacuation drills: Investigation of pre-evacuation and travel phases, Safety Science, 129, September 2020, 104754
A. Rahouti, Faculty of Engineering/University of Mons, Place du Parc 20, Mons, Belgium
R. Lovreglio, School of Engineering and Advanced Technology/Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
S. Gwynne, Movement Strategies, London UK
P. Jackson, Evacuation Now Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand
S. Datoussaïd, Faculty of Engineering / University of Mons, Belgium
A. Hunt, Movement Strategies, London UK