HUMAN FACTORS SURVEYS CONDUCTED BY FSEG
FSEG are involved in human factors research associated with both emergency and
non-emergency situations. As part of this research FSEG undertake a number of
surveys designed to assist in the understanding of human behaviour. Your
participation in these studies will contribute to improving our understanding of
human behaviour, assist in the development of more realistic computer models and
ultimately contribute to the design of more user friendly and safer building,
aircraft, ship and train designs. Prior to releasing our surveys, each survey
must undergo review by the University of Greenwich Research Ethics Committee to
ensure that the survey is being undertaken in an ethically appropriate manner
and that all practical means have been implemented to ensure that the data is
collected, stored and handled in an appropriate manner.
We invite you to participate in these surveys. The current surveys that we are
Survey (from May 2012)
This is a survey to help us understand how different people way find
i.e. find their way through buildings and how they interpret signage.
Anyone can do the survey and your input will help to improve safety in
2) Human behaviour in emergency situations.
Survey for survivors of fires, floods, or 7/7 London bombings
(from June 2010) - SURVEY NOW
We are seeking to understand how survivors think, feel and act in an
emergency. This will help efforts to improve people's safety in
buildings, transport systems and other structures. Have you experienced
a fire or flood in your home (e.g. fire at Lakanal House, Camberwell;
recent Cumbrian floods)? Or have you had to evacuate a public building
such as a hospital (e.g. Royal Marsden, London) or hotel (e.g Penhallow
Hotel, Newquay)? Perhaps you were in a train station or on an
underground train directly affected by the terrorist attacks on July 7th
2005? If you have experienced any of these types of events in the past
10 years, click on the link above to take part in our survivor survey.
Survey for UK Firefighters (from June 2010) -
SURVEY NOW CLOSED
We wish to learn about the professional experiences and observations
of first responders to scenes of emergencies. How do occupants of
buildings affected by fires or floods tend to react to the incident? How
do first responders try to communicate with others or evacuate people
from the scene? Such information will help efforts to improve emergency
communications and procedures. If you are a serving firefighter, click
on the link above to take part in our first responder survey.
surveys form part of our study on how culture influences emergency
behaviour. They are for people who have actually experienced or attended
specific types of incidents. Further details may be found on our
Survey: (from Jan 2010) -
SURVEY NOW CLOSED
This is a survey to help us understand how different people way find i.e. find
their way through buildings. Anyone can do the survey but we are particularly
interested in getting left handed people to do the survey as we do not have
enough left handers who have completed the survey.
4) Elevator/Lift Survey:
(from Oct 2009) - SURVEY NOW CLOSED
This is a survey to help us understand how people use lifts and stairs in
buildings, and how they might use them in emergency situations. Again, anyone
can complete this survey, but we are particularly interested in people who work
or live in buildings that have lifts.