Fire: what is the risk to property and life in student homes in Portsmouth?

Wilton, Neil (2010) Fire: what is the risk to property and life in student homes in Portsmouth? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study is an investigation into the risk of fire occurring in student homes in Portsmouth as the initial starting point. Following this, further investigation will be carried out into the attitudes of students towards the risk of fire and the need for a planned means of escape. After reading government published literature on the statistics on fire fatalities and injuries it has become apparent that there are too many deaths from fire in U.K. residential homes. The provisional number of dwelling fire deaths in the UK in 2008 was 347. This is 5% higher than in the previous 12 months. A hybrid of desk top research, student home audits and postal questionnaires allowed the completion of this study and the conclusions and recommendations to be made. This study found on the whole students have little awareness of the risk of fire and their attitudes towards fire safety are generally poor. The conclusions of this study allowed for several key recommendations to be made. These recommendations focused on raising awareness and slowing down the spread of fire if it were to occur.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1016

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