Slips, trips and falls in crowds

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Filingeri, Victoria and Haslam, Roger 2018. Slips, trips and falls in crowds. Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018).
AuthorsFilingeri, Victoria and Haslam, Roger
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.

KeywordsCrowd ergonomics, Crowd safety, Fall prevention
Year2018
JournalProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018)
PublisherSpringer Link
ISSN2194-5357
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/623511
hdl:10545/623511
Publication dates05 Aug 2018
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Deposited21 Feb 2019, 15:29
AcceptedMay 2018
ContributorsLoughborough University, Loughborough, UK and University of Derby, Derby, UK
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