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Record number 63570
Title Clearance of emergency exits for use by the elderly, a proposal for an addition to a Dutch standard
Author(s) Voorbij, A.I.M.; Steenbekkers, L.P.A.; Snijders, C.J.
Source International journal for consumer and product safety 6 (1999)4. - ISSN 1387-3059 - p. 171 - 182.
Department(s) Consumer Technology and Product Use
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 1999
Keyword(s) veiligheid - normen - veiligheidsinrichtingen - noodgevallen - ouderen - ergonomie - krachten - safety - standards - safety devices - emergencies - elderly - ergonomics - forces
Categories Household Studies (General)
Abstract The maximum pulling and pushing forces of a sample of 750 persons between 20 and 30 and over 50 years of age are presented. Both forces were measured in a free standing position that was related to opening a heavy door, which makes it possible to use the information in a standard on emergency exits. An addition is proposed to NEN 6082:1997 concerning human abilities to open unfastened, hinged doors that are on an escape route
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