Human Factors Considerations in the Potential for Using Elevators in Building Emergency Evacuation Plans.
Human Factors Considerations in the Potential for Using
Elevators in Building Emergency Evacuation Plans.
Groner, N. E.; Levin, B. M.
NIST GCR 92-615; NIST SP 983; 61 p. August 1992.
Collected Publications Related to the Use of Elevators
During Fires. NIST SP 983. May 2002, Bukowski, R. W.;
Burgess, S. R.; Reneke, P. A., Editor(s)(s), 2002.
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human factors engineering; elevators (lifts);
evacuation; fire protection; handicapped; high rise
buildings; human behavior; office buildings; occupants
If elevators could be safely used in fire emergencies,
the safety of building occupants with mobility
limitations could be greatly enhanced and the time for
all occupants to evacuate might be reduced. This report
covers a study of human factors considerations related
to the possible use of elevators for evacuations in fire
emergencies. It covers the selection of the fundamental
approach to organizing elevator evacuations for specific
buildings; the coordination and direction of the
evacuation; the decision-making, information and
communication needs to permit a coordinated evacuation;
and the documentation, manning and training requirements
to permit a proper implementation of the fire emergency