Fire Safety Analysis of a Health Care Facility

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Abstract

A methodology for deriving individual risk to people in a health care facility due to fire, is presented. The risk is expressed by the First Order Second Moment reliability index b. The evacuation time for the patients is compared to the time to untenable conditions arise. Subjecting variables to uncertainty results in a reliability index value for the escape time margin. The influence on reliability index of various number of staff is examined. The scenarios are presented with the event tree methodology.

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  • Other Civil Engineering
  • Building Technologies

Keywords

  • Risk analysis, FOSM method, fire, evacuation, health care facility, reliability index
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDepartment of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University
Number of pages82
Volume3085
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Publication categoryResearch

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NameLUTVDG/TVBB--3085--SE
Volume3085
ISSN (Print)1102-8246

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