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Author(s): Natacha Beleza
J. Santos Baptista
Aura Rua
Title: Evacuation times sensitivity
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Evacuation training is an essential procedure in order to detect flaws and to train workers exiting buildings in a controlled way. As this involves very high costs as well as production stops, it cannot be performed very frequently It should be planned in order to detect potential failures and correct them in due time to maximize its success and reduce costs. This paper aims at showing the usefulness in applying simple means of prediction, such as to measure the length of the path to go. The simulation of several scenarios was done, and it was possible to identify as critical the frequency whereby workers cross the emergency door. This made possible to identify the training of this matter as essential for the successfulness of the evacuation.
Subject: Tecnologia da segurança, Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Safety technology, Other engineering and technologies
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Outras ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology::Other engineering and technologies
Source: Occupational Safety and Hygiene
Document Type: Capítulo ou Parte de Livro
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Capítulo ou Parte de Livro

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