Trial evacuation of an industrial premises and evacuation model comparison
This paper describes a trial evacuation from an industrial premises and compares the results with two evacuation modelling programs. In the trial evacuation it was found that most people appeared to respond immediately to the alarm however a small proportion of the occupants exhibited significant delays in leaving the premises. A Monte Carlo approach to evacuation modelling yielded reasonable results when compared to the trial evacuation. Results from a commercially available evacuation simulation model were found to give somewhat quicker flow rates than were observed in the trial.