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Slips, trips and falls in crowds

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conference contribution
posted on 11.09.2018, 13:09 by Roger Haslam, Victoria Filingeri
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.

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IEA2018 Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Volume

819

Pages

752 - 758

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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.

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This is a pre-copyedited version of a contribution published in Bagnara, S. ... et al. (eds.) 20th International Ergonomics Association (IEA2018): Volume IX: Aging, Gender and Work, Anthropometry, Ergonomics for Children and Educational Environments published by Springer. The definitive authenticated version is available online via https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319960647

Acceptance date

31/05/2018

Publication date

2018

ISBN

9783319960883

ISSN

2194-5357

Book series

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing;819

Language

en

Location

Florence

Event dates

August 26-30

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