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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 running are:

1) Observation Survey (From June 2014)
 
We are seeking volunteers to assist us with the development and testing of novel survey tools we will be using in the LIFEBID project study. The survey you are about to take part in will measure your perceptions of certain events, behaviours and attitudes to those events. The survey will take around 10-20 minutes of your time. Anyone can participate in the survey and we ask that you get your friends and family to also complete the survey. We want as many people of different ages (18 Years of age or older) and occupations and nationalities to complete the survey, so please get your friends to do it, but donít tell what the survey was about.

2) Domestic Fire Survey (From Sept 2014)
 
Have you experienced a domestic fire Ė small or large? Do you live in the UK? Would you like to help us understand how people behave when faced with domestic fires? Please register to complete our on-line survey. You can register on our LIFEBID web pages.

3) Wayfinding-II 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 buildings.

4) Human behaviour in emergency situations.

a) Survey for survivors of fires, floods, or 7/7 London bombings (From June 2010)  - SURVEY NOW CLOSED

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.


b) 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.

These 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 web page

5) Wayfinding 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.

6) 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.

 

 

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